Dr. Joseph C. Taub, Board Certified Podiatrist, has been providing the highest quality care to the residents of Martin County and the surrounding areas for over 24 years. Whatever troubles are ailing your foot, ankle or leg, such as a foot ulcer in Stuart, we will do everything we can to bring you the relief you have been seeking. We are dedicated to improving your quality of life and getting back on your feet to your active lifestyle. Not only do we believe in providing our patients with the best podiatric care possible; we also believe in supplying our patients with all the information needed to make educated decisions about their medical care. We have informative and educational video on our website for your review. Our staff have the extensive training and compassion to assist with all types of foot problems from children to seniors with a strong emphasis on non-surgical treatment. Surgery is available but is utilized only as a last resort.
If you suffer from a foot ulcer in Stuart, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Taub is a Diplomate in wound care. Foot ulcers are sores on the feet that can involve just the skin’s surface or can develop into more serious wounds, possibly leading to the loss of a limb. People with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, are particularly susceptible to foot ulcers. In fact, about 15 percent of all people with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer at some point in their lives. Practicing good foot care can prevent foot ulcers before they start. There are other contributing factors as well. Leg and foot ulcers can be a problem for people with nerve damage due to alcoholism, those with vascular issues, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), and sickle cell anemia, among other conditions.
An ulcer on the foot looks like a red sore, most commonly found on the ball of the foot or under the big toe. If the sore gets infected, you will see pus and it will smell bad. Untreated foot ulcers can develop gangrene and lead to an amputation. To prevent this from happening, your foot ulcer in Stuart will be diagnosed to see how deep the wound goes. Your treatment will depend on the severity of your wound. The ulcer on the foot is cleaned and any dead or dying tissue is removed. A cream that promotes healing may be applied and the wound is dressed. Dr. Taub will provide you with numerous suggestions to encourage healing. For this or any other podiatric condition, make an appointment to see this compassionate healer.