Foot Conditions A-Z

Foot Ulcers

Foot ulcers are open sores that develop on the feet, usually as a result of loss of sensation (neuropathy) and compromised blood flow to and within the lower extremities. You are at increased risk of foot ulcers if you have diabetes or another condition that affects blood flow to the feet, such as peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or phlebitis (inflamed veins). Foot ulcers, which are the focus of this article, are not the same as pressure sores--also known as bed sores or decubitus ulcers--that occur when a person is immobile for an extended period in bed or in a wheelchair.

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