Taking Pressure off your Foot Ulcer

Foot & Ankle Specialists

Foot ulcers are partly caused by too much pressure on one part of your foot.

Your doctor may ask you to wear special shoes, or a brace or a special cast. You may need to use a wheelchair or crutches until the ulcer has healed. These devices will take the pressure off of the ulcer area. This will help speed healing.

  • Be sure to wear shoes that do not put a lot of pressure on only one part of your foot.
  • Wear shoes made of canvas, leather, or suede. Do not wear shoes made of plastic or other materials that do not allow air to pass in and out of the shoe.
  • Wear shoes you can adjust easily. They should have laces, Velcro, or buckles.
  • Wear shoes that fit properly and are not too tight. You may need a special shoe made to fit your foot.
  • Do not wear shoes with pointed or open toes, such as high heels, flip-flops, or sandals.

Source: nlm.nih

RIVERA FOOT & ANKLE: At Orlando H.Rivera DPM, our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting. When you have problems with your feet, you need to turn to a podiatrist who listens and responds… an experienced doctor who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs… a friendly physician who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your health. Our physician(s) meet all these criteria. Plus, you benefit from a dedicated team of trained professionals who give you the individualized attention you deserve.

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