Non-Healing Wounds

The Relief Institute has doctors in the Dallas, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Mid-Cities areas who can diagnose and treat non-healing wound foot conditions. Please contact us today to book an appointment at (214) 396-1306.

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What is a non-healing wound?

A non-healing or chronic wound is defined as a wound that does not improve after four weeks or does not heal in eight weeks. These include:

Diabetic foot ulcers*
Venous-related ulcerations
Non-healing surgical wounds
Pressure ulcers
Wounds related to metabolic disease
Wounds that repeatedly break down
*If you have diabetes, any sore or tender spot on the foot warrants immediate attention from a physician, regardless of how long the wound has been present. The Relief Institute physicians have expertise in treating diabetes-related foot wounds.

Why should I be concerned about a wound that is not healing?

Infection is the greatest risk from non-healing wounds. Each of us is exposed every day to common bacteria such as staphylococcus and pseudomonas. These bacteria are present on our skin and in the environment around us. They don’t present a problem when we are healthy and wound free. But an open wound increases the risk for infection, which can lead to serious conditions, even the loss of a limb.

Symptoms of an infected wound

A qualified physician who deals with non-healing wounds is your best resource for questions about potential infection from a wound that is not healing properly. Symptoms that may indicate an infection include:

Increasing pain
Redness and warmth around the wound
“Oozing” from the wound
An odor coming from the wound

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