Diabetic Foot and Ankle Wounds

The specialists at the Center for Diabetic Limb Preservation (DLP) at Northwest Hospital provide comprehensive diagnosis, screenings, treatment and rehabilitation services to patients dealing with diabetic foot and ankle wounds. Our ultimate goal is limb preservation.

What causes diabetic foot and ankle wounds?

Diabetic Foot and Ankle WoundsDiabetes can produce reduced blood flow in the feet, and can also affect nerves. Eventually, this can lead to neuropathy, which is a complete loss of nerve function. This is particularly problematic because most people ignore foot injuries until the diabetic foot problems are too serious.


Some symptoms of diabetic foot and ankle wounds include:

  • Tingling sensation in the foot
  • Ulcers
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Unsteadiness in standing


Benefits of treatment include:

  • No pain or swelling
  • Ability to wear shoes that fit
  • Ability to control diabetic blood levels

If any of the above symptoms apply to you, come see our specialists so they can treat and prevent further complications.