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What causes wounds or ulcerations on the foot?

When you get an ulceration or wound on your foot, it means that many layers of skin and tissue have been breaking down. Sometimes this breakdown of tissue can go all the way to the bone.They can be caused by pressure to a weight bearing point on the foot, but they can occur on top of the foot or due to pressure from shoes or a bony spur. The risk of ulcer formation is higher in patients with decreased circulation or impaired blood supply to the legs and feet. Diabetics are prone to heel ulcerations, but they can be found in patients with high blood pressure, blood clots, varicose veins, and phlebitis as well.

Brandt R Gibson, DPM
Podiatrist, Neuropathy Doctor, Father of 11 and Founder of Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute