Schedule a virtual visit.

Wound Care Specialist

Richmond Podiatry Associates

Podiatry & Diabetic Wound Care Specialists located in Staten Island, NY

Wounds affecting your foot or ankle are often complex and require specialist care for successful treatment. At Richmond Podiatry Associates, the team has extensive experience treating a wide range of foot and ankle wounds. Located in the Eltingville neighborhood of Staten Island, New York, the practice offers a wide range of cutting-edge treatments like UltraMIST® to help you heal and achieve a speedy and successful recovery. To learn more, book your appointment by phone or online today.

Wound Care Q & A

What is an ulcer?

An ulcer is an open wound that doesn’t heal on its own or keeps returning. Ulcers commonly affect the legs, feet, and ankles, causing symptoms like pain, swelling, burning, and skin discoloration. Ulcers can be caused by issues like poor blood circulation, high blood pressure, or problems with your veins. 

Like most wounds, if left untreated, ulcers can increase in size and lead to serious complications like infection or amputation. Even small ulcers can pose a major risk to your foot health. The goal of wound care is to promote tissue healing and prevent or control infection. 

The foot and ankle specialists at Richmond Podiatry Associates provide expert care for all types of wounds, including ulcers, lacerations, and puncture wounds. 

What is diabetic wound care?

Diabetic wound care is designed to address ulcers caused by diabetes. About 15% of people with diabetes will typically develop an ulcer. Diabetes can cause a number of complications like poor blood flow, nerve damage, and loss of feeling that increase your risks of developing ulcers. 

Diabetic wound care aims to help you heal as soon as possible and avoid serious complications like infection or amputation. In the United States, diabetes is the leading cause of nontraumatic amputations. If you suffer from a diabetic ulcer, the specialists at Richmond Podiatry Associates can heal your wound and help you prevent future diabetic foot problems. 

What treatments are available?

At Richmond Podiatry Associates, the team works with you to relieve your pain, speed up your recovery, and heal your wound. Depending on your condition, wound care may include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Antimicrobial dressings
  • Skin grafts
  • Topical wound care therapy
  • Compression garments
  • Orthotics

Richmond Podiatry Associates also offers advanced wound care using UltraMIST® and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. UltraMIST is a cutting-edge treatment that uses a low-frequency ultrasound mist to remove debris from your wound and promote healing. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy delivers pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber to help fight infection and speed up the healing process.

Your doctor works with you to determine the best treatment for your wound. To learn more about advanced wound care, book an appointment at Richmond Podiatry Associates by phone or online today.