Anyone who exercises regularly knows that foot blisters are an unfortunate and uncomfortable part of being active that can literally stop you in your tracks.
Blisters, scratches, bumps, and cuts are a fact of life. And for the most part, applying a Band-Aid or antibiotic ointment does the trick. But if you suffer from diabetes, even the tiniest scratch can quickly escalate into a serious situation if you’re not careful.
You may think that overlooking a puncture wound on your foot is not that big of a deal. That would be incorrect. These types of wounds allow for infections to develop deep into the foot due to the nature of the opening in the skin of the foot.
Foot ulcers tend to effect diabetics in high numbers and appear as gaps in the skin of the foot, exposing the tender tissues.
Wounds in the foot that result from a puncture may be small in size but can lead to big-time complications and infections if not treated timely.