Infected Diabetic Neuropathic Foot Ulcer

Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment Success

Today we are here with Amir, he came intoour office Valentine Chiropractic originally by driving by and seeing our our previousads in the newspaper regarding Laser and Decompression treatments. He came in with Plantar Fascitisand came to realize after being examined that he really had Peripheral Neuropathy. He wentto Kaiser, tried to put him in a cast for 4 weeks and he started to lose strength inhis legs, he was also on pain pills which were making him violently sick. He was lookingfor some other modality to help him, he felt there had to be something out there that couldhelp. I happened to be driving by your building and i looked and saw that you talked aboutbeing Gluten Free and Peripheral Neuropathy,

so I called and talked to your brother DrLeonard Valentine and had a good conversation and felt very comfortable that you guys couldhelp me with my chronic plantar fascitis. The pain I had was not just in my heels it wasthe whole bottom of my foot hurt plus my heel and Kaiser was telling me it could come fromyour back so they did back xrays, nothing showed up on my back xrays, so then theysaid it was my weight. It turns out it wasn't my weight it turns out I had another ailment,that needed to be treated and healed, so now since starting treatment which has been about2 weeks and the whole bottom of my foot and my heel that I'm not feeling any pain in.So this is the first time in 2 years that

you have gone 2 weeks without any pain atall? Correctthat's is phenomenal and being off pain pills for a month, that has beenthe first time in 2 years. What would you say to those people all around the world whosuffer with plantar fascitis or peripheral neuropathy? We work with people all arounddifferent states who suffer with this very same problem, we can help those people aslong as they are willing to reach out. What would you say to the people else where sufferingwith Peripheral NeuropathyI would say this program works, I haven't even been in thisprogram 7 weeks, maybe 57 weeks this has got to be the program that is going to helppeople, I have found nothing else to help

meyour program is wonderful for treatingand fixing people with Plantar Fascitis or Peripheral Neuropathy.

CLEAR A Patients Guide to Understanding Offloading Diabetic Foot Ulcers

The purpose of this tutorial is to help you understandthe importance of offloading, the use of special footwear, and helping your foot ulcer healas quickly as possible. Healing quickly can reduce your risk of developing serious complications.Key elements of successful healing are: rest, eat a balanced diet and maintain your bloodsugars in a controlled range, wear the device your tells you to wear at all times,and refraining from smoking. Foot ulcers need rest in order to heal. If you were to breakyour leg, your would tell you not to walk on it. It is the same with your footulcer. We rest ulcers by taking off the load, or offloading the ulcer using special casts,boots, or shoes.

The possible complications from a foot ulcer that fails to heal are: development of an infection,infection spreading to the rest of the body, resulting in ization, amputation atthe foot or leg, or even death. Foot ulcers put you at considerable risk for amputation.Amputation of part of your foot or leg can lead to changes in your ability to do activitiesthat are part of your everyday life. It can lead to a decrease in activity, which canweaken your heart and body, making it difficult to control your diabetes. It can also changethe way you walk or move, potentially causing

damage to your other foot and leg. Most importantly,the challenge of having an amputation can lead to depression and sadness, affectinghow you are able to enjoy your family, friends, and hobbies. Normally, your body's responseto pain is a sharp reflex that allows you to recoil and prevent further injury. Diabetescauses changes to the nerves in your feet, and the ability to feel or sense pain. Itrobs your body of the protective gift of pain, or the ability to protect itself. This conditionis called neuropathy. People with neuropathy can walk with a stone in their shoe and notnotice it. This could cause an ulcer or blister on their foot. A person with neuropathy doesnot know that they have a sore or blister

on their foot because they cannot feel it.By the time you notice the ulcer, it can become very serious. This is why it is importantto check your feet every day for problems. Diabetes can cause the skin on your feet tobecome very dry, creating cracks that later become sores or infections. Ask a torecommend a good moisturizer for your feet and heels. People with diabetes can also havechanges in their leg and foot circulation. This reduces the oxygen, nutrients, and bloodsupply to your leg, increasing your risk of getting an ulcer and slowing your abilityto heal. Your may order a test to examine your circulation. Because of these factors,simple everyday activities such as walking

or standing on your injured foot can be harmfulto your healing ulcers. It could worsen the condition or cause infection. If you smoke,it is important that you talk to your about treatments to stop smoking. Smokingis a large reason why people develop circulation problems in their legs and feet. Continuingsmoking will slow healing to your ulcer and likely make your circulation worse. The bestway to heal your diabetic ulcers is to take off the load by using special casts, boots,or shoes. It is important to wear these all the time, even if you are only taking a fewsteps. The best way to heal a diabetic foot ulcer is to use a special cast called a totalcontact cast. Research shows that more people

treated with total contact casts heal thanwith other treatments. These include bioengineered tissues, such as growth factors or syntheticskin substitutes, and negative pressure wound therapy. They also heal faster than with manyof the newer advanced woundhealing technologies. People treated with total contact casts healin an average of 42 days. gt;gt; DOCTOR: Next I'm going to make this irremovableby adding on a layer of cohesive bandages. s can also adapt your diabetic walking boot so that you cannot take it off. Thishas been shown to be just as effective as a total contact cast. Your may usea combination of wound and offloading treatments

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