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1300 Bancroft Ave
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 483-3390
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What is a foot ulcer?

If you suffer from diabetes, you are also at an increased risk for developing a sore on your foot, or a foot ulcer. These wounds are commonly the reason behind hospital stays that may last anywhere from a week to several months.

Due to nerve damage, many individuals with diabetic ulcers do not experience pain. The sore can develop due to poor circulation, foot deformities, excessive pressure or friction placed upon the skin, or trauma. The reduced ability to feel pain, due to neuropathy, can cause the wound to become more severe without notice.

Be sure to check your feet daily! If you witness any drainage on your socks or shoes, notice redness and swelling, or your feet emit a foul odor, contact Foot Doctor of the East Bay in Pleasanton, Los Gatos, or San Leandro by calling (510) 483-3390. The sooner you treat the wound, the faster the healing process, and the less likely you'll be to experience a threatening infection.

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