Posted on Jun 28, 2019

Apache Foot & Ankle Specialists

Diabetic Foot Calluses: Protective or Problematic?

Calluses protect the body because, without that layer of thickened skin, pressure or friction could cause an open wound. However, in patients with peripheral neuropathy and diabetes, calluses may be covering up a much deeper wound or ulceration. Callus refers to nonviable, hyperkeratotic tissue, and is common to diabetic foot ulcers. The presence of callus can prevent healing and can also create increased pressure from footwear or improper gait in the neuropathic diabetic foot. When neglected and allowed to accumulate, callus can cause pressure necrosis and ulceration of the underlying tissues. To learn more about Diabetic Foot Calluses treatment in Las Vegas, visit our website or click the button below.

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8530 W Sunset Rd #345
Las Vegas, NV 89113
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