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What is a Foot Ulcer?

Foot Ulcer: Diabetics should inspect their feet everyday!

A foot ulcer is the breakdown of the skin of the foot in a specific area. It typically starts as a superficial cut, scrape or sore that develops into an open sore on the foot, typically appearing as a shallow red crater but may also become deep enough to involve tendons and bones. Diabetics and those with poor circulation are more likely to develop foot ulcers because of the lack of blood flow and ability to heal the wound and fight infections. Foot ulcers can cause serious infections, leading to gangrene or even foot amputation.