Black Warrior Foot & Wound Center can Help You Prevent Infections

Get diabetic foot ulcer treatment in Northport & Tuscaloosa, AL

At Black Warrior Foot & Wound Center, we concentrate on treating wounds caused by diabetes. Diabetic foot ulcers are open sores or wounds that occur in approximately 20% of patients with diabetes. They commonly appear on the bottom of the foot. Of those people with ulcers, 6% will be hospitalized due to infection or another complication.

Get your feet examined by a podiatrist in Nortport, AL and the surrounding Tuscaloosa, AL area today by calling 205-464-9619.

5 tips to keep a wound from becoming infected

5 tips to keep a wound from becoming infected

Our goal with foot wound care is to prevent a potential infection. There are many ways you can assist in the process, including:

  1. Keeping your blood glucose levels under control
  2. Keeping your ulcer clean and bandaged
  3. Cleaning your wound daily
  4. Not walking barefoot
  5. Keeping weight off your foot to reduce pressure

Taking proper care of your wound goes a long way toward preventing amputation. Contact Black Warrior Foot & Wound Center to get diabetic foot ulcer treatment.

Most wounds heal with cleaning, bandages, and a little time. Dr. Arabi treats difficult wounds—the persistent ones that are often complicated by other medical problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. This level of care comes through the following:

• Evidence-based comprehensive care which manages all disorders and conditions related to the wound.
• Therapies and leading technology, such as bioengineered tissue, adjunctive wound dressing modalities, wound V.A.C therapy, off-loading devices and treatment of infected tissue
• Amniotic skin grafts, one of the advanced treatment options we offer. It is one of the most powerful tools for treating the hardest-to-heal wounds. It works by improving the tissue in the wound to stimulate the formation of new cells encourage growth of skin and tissue. In short, it speeds up the healing process.

• Wounds secondary to infection
• Diabetic foot ulcers, DFU
• Arterial ulcers
• Pressure ulcers (i.e., decubiti)
• Traumatic wounds
• Post-operative wounds
• Complex soft tissue wounds
• Osteomyelitis (infection/inflammation of bone/marrow)
• Second and third degree burn wounds