Why won’t my wound heal?

Slow wound healing is usually the result of several different problems. Diabetes is the biggest factor—the disease impairs your circulatory system, which weakens your immune response. This extends your healing time from a few weeks to longer than a month, even if you receive proper care. However, other factors can certainly play a role.

An infection prevents your body from restoring a wound quickly; your immune system is so busy fighting the invading pathogen that it can’t repair the tissue damage. Excessive or repeated pressure to a diabetic wound causes tissue breakdowns. Dehydration dries out cells, while being over-hydrated erodes them away. Poor nutrition doesn’t provide your body with the nutrients it needs to effectively heal a wound. If you have any kind of foot ulcer that isn’t healing, contact our team at Podiatry Associates, P.C. in Parker, Cherry Creek, and Castle Pines, CO. We’ll help you eliminate the problem. Use our online request form, or call (303) 805-5156, to make an appointment with us. 

Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC