Puncture Wounds Hit Deeper Than You Think

Puncture Wounds are painful no matter where they occur on your body. When they happen on your feet, however, it becomes more complicated. You rely on using your feet to move, which will cause pressure on these types of wounds as you move. Your puncture wound may not appear to be that deep on your foot. However, if it is not appropriately treated, a severe infection can occur, the likes of which may cause you to face harmful bacteria entering your body.

Puncture wounds go deeper than you can see. Without the peace of mind of an examination by a medical professional, pathogens can get to the tissue below the surface of your foot that will require medical assistance. One example includes tetanus infections from rusted objects. We don’t want your puncture wound to become unnecessarily complicated from the lack of taking a simple course of medications. If an infection gets deep into the underlying tissues of your feet, it could very well spread to the rest of your body, leading to serious complications.

Treatment for this condition includes:   

  • Get the right type of medications, such as ointments that can be put directly on the punctured wound.
  • Get medical treatment as soon as possible. There may still be a foreign object lodged in your foot that, if removed, can prevent a painful experience.
  • Be careful to wear protective footwear when walking outdoors. It is never a good idea to walk barefoot when in an unknown public area where sharp objects may be present.

Here at Benenati Foot & Ankle Care Centers, our foot doctors, Anthony Benenati, DPM, Neil Shaw, DPM, Julie Mrozek, DPM and Adam Thompson, DPM can identify the seriousness of your puncture wound and apply the treatment necessary to best protect your feet. If you’re dealing with a foot puncture wound, contact us to make an appointment today. We have offices conveniently located in Saint Clair Shores, Warren and Macomb, MI. Moreover, see our Patient Education section for more helpful tips.

 

Charcot Foot Reconstruction and You

Charcot Foot Reconstruction can be required due to the damage caused by Charcot foot for many individuals. It is basically a wearing of your foot’s joints and bones and can severely impact patients with diabetes.

Go for the Win against Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that occurs on your foot and can be contracted from a variety of public places. The cause of the infection, fungi, resides in places that are damp and without much light. If you do not take proper care to...

Common Sports-Related Foot Injuries

Sports-related foot injuries are common, and your feet and ankles can certainly take a beating. Achilles Tendinitis: Achilles tendinitis occurs because of overuse and degeneration over time, which is often the case with sports. It affects...

Arthritic Joints Grind to a Halt

The danger with arthritic joints is that you may believe that it is under control but, in reality, the arthritis is starting to slowly control the amount of movement you are capable of.

Neuromas Stimulate Pain

Neuromas cause painful sensations around your toes and ball of the foot due to their infliction through the nerves in your feet. You should be aware that this pain is intermittent but targeted. Anyone with nerve pain can tell you how difficult it is...

Ankle Fractures Can Be Problematic

An Ankle Fracture can happen when the bones of your ankle joint suffer a break. Without appropriate care, ankle fractures can cause other complications such as arthritis. Ankle fractures occur when there is an increased amount of pressure put on...

Foot Surgery- What Are Common Foot Surgeries?

Our feet are intricate parts of our bodies. If they are injured, and the toes or joints suffer from arthritis thus causing persistent pain that makes it difficult to wear shoes and walk, surgery may be a necessity. The following are some common foot...

It Had To Be Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis can bring significant discomfort as the Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. This tendon is located behind the heel and can be affected by Achilles tendonitis. If that tendon happens to tear, surgery will likely be...

Lisfranc Injuries Are Unfortunate

Lisfranc Injuries are not easy to deal with since, when the Lisfranc ligament is torn, it can cause issues for joints located in the middle of the foot as well as instability. A Lisfranc fracture is an injury of the foot in which one or more of the...

A Flat Foot and Your Arch

Flat Feet sound harmless. You may ask how much harm flat feet can cause and how they are related to the arches of your feet. Flat feet are deformities whereby the sole of the foot hits the ground completely. The sole is only meant to partially touch...

Ulcers Are Seriously Painful

Foot ulcers occur from breaks in the skin of your feet. There are layers underneath the exposed opening that go far and deep. Symptoms of foot ulcers are swelling, redness and odors emitted from the ulcer. Furthermore, ulcers in those with...

Bunions Don’t Give In Easily

Bunions are definitely not good for your feet. Some may say not to worry too much about them and others who claim the opposite. What you should know is that they are generally...

Skin Grafting and Your Feet

Skin grafting for those with advanced foot conditions can provide for great benefits including reinstating mobility, promoting movement and even saving limbs. Patients with...

Neuropathy Can Be Agonizing

Neuropathy is damage to your peripheral nerves. As this happens, sensation diminishes in your feet. Nerve complications can have various effects on the feet. When combining...
Page: 123456 - All
586-210-6984
586-203-3574
586-217-2160