Buckeye Foot Care -  - Podiatrist

Howard Kimmel, DPM

Podiatrist located in Beachwood, OH & Brook Park, OH

Wound Care Specialist

Leg or diabetic ulcers can quickly become infected without proper care. If you have these types of wounds, it’s important to get care for them as soon as possible to lower the risk of complications. At Buckeye Foot Care, Dr. Howard Kimmel, DPM offers prompt wound care for patients with diabetic ulcers, leg ulcers, and other foot and leg wounds. Buckeye Foot Care has four locations to choose from, including Cleveland, Brook Park, Beachwood and Willoughby, Ohio.

Wound Care Q & A

by Howard Kimmel, DPM

What types of leg and foot wounds are there?

Common types of leg and foot injuries include the following:

  • Diabetic ulcers that usually occur on the feet in diabetic patients
  • Venous leg ulcers that develop due to problems with leg veins
  • Arterial leg ulcers that occur due to problems with leg arteries
  • Pressure ulcers, or bedsores, that develop due to prolonged pressure on your legs or feet

What are the symptoms of leg and foot wounds?

It depends on the type of wound you have. In general, these ulcers start out as changes in skin texture or color and end up causing swelling, open sores, pus, and a noticeable odor. Having these wounds treated as early as possible helps reduce the risk of complications, such as severe infections.

What causes leg and foot wounds?

Leg and foot wounds can develop due to different causes. Diabetic ulcers form from poor circulation, nerve damage, and other factors, while pressure ulcers form when there’s too much pressure for extended periods of time on the foot or leg. Venous and arterial leg ulcers develop from circulation problems with your veins or arteries.

What kind of treatment do I need for leg and foot wounds?

It depends on the type of wound you have. Dr. Kimmel offers regenerative medicine to help promote healthy wound healing. He might also recommend other types of care based on the type and severity of your wound.

What is regenerative medicine?

Dr. Kimmel uses Magellan® technology for Platelet Poor Plasma and Platelet Rich Plasma treatments, which help speed up the healing process and lower the risk of infections. These procedures use your body’s platelets to stimulate the healing process, leading to less downtime and faster healing.

How long does wound care take?

Wound care using regenerative medicine varies concerning completion time, and the amount of time needed to recover. Dr. Kimmel will let you know how long your treatment should take, and how long the recovery process might be.

Do I need to visit a hospital for wound care?

Dr. Kimmel performs regenerative medicine treatments at Buckeye Foot Care. You don’t need to be hospitalized for wound care unless you’ve developed an acute infection that requires emergency care.

If you need wound care in Brook Park, Cleveland, or Willoughby, please book your appointment online today with Buckeye Foot Care.

Insurance & Billing

Our office accepts most insurances, PPO's and HMO plans including many that are not listed here, so please call (216) 267-0304 or (440) 269-1488 if you do not see your plan listed to confirm that your insurance is covered.
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