Researchers estimate that chronic wounds affect nearly 7 million American adults. The team of experienced wound care specialists at Mobile Doctor Medical Clinic in Oceanside, California, knows how quickly slow-healing wounds can damage your skin, bone, and supporting tissues. The team offers mobile diagnostic testing and treatment to care for your wounds while you remain comfortable at home. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Wound care is the management of injuries to the skin and underlying tissues. While most wounds heal on their own, many don’t. A slow-healing or non-healing wound can lead to infections that increase your risk of serious complications, like an amputation. The earlier you seek care for your wound, the more likely you are to make a full recovery.
Wound care at Mobile Doctor Medical Clinic can address many types of injuries, such as:
A skin tear occurs when a wound separates the skin and tissue. While skin tears typically heal over time, certain conditions — diabetes, vascular disorders, etc. — can slow the process. The team can evaluate and treat these wounds before they become infected.
Venous leg ulcers usually develop on the inner legs or ankles. The most common cause of these slow-healing wounds is pressure on the veins in the legs from an injury, varicose veins, arthritis, or obesity.
Diabetic ulcers are slow-healing injuries occurring in about 15% of individuals with diabetes. Most diabetic ulcers appear on the feet or ankles. Since diabetes can cause poor blood circulation and nerve damage, ulcers are dangerous for those with this chronic condition. A small cut can evolve into an infected ulcer that requires debridement or even amputation.
The Mobile Doctor Medical Clinic team performs comprehensive podiatric evaluations to determine the appropriate treatment for your wound.
Mobile Doctor Medical Clinic performs several wound care treatments, including:
Debridement involves removing decayed tissue from your non-healing wound to accelerate healing. The team may apply antiseptic medications to prevent infection and reduce complications of open sores.
Offloading is a process that relieves pressure from your feet and legs to promote circulation and reduce pain.
Compression socks and sleeves increase circulation to your extremities to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and accelerate the healing process.
If you have an infected or festering wound, the team may apply dressings to protect your ulcer and help you heal faster.
Call Mobile Doctor Medical Clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about wound care.