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.