Wounds can be the result of injury, infection, or the progression of a disease such as diabetes. One thing that all wounds have in common is their need for oxygen to heal. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy may sound like something straight from Star Trek Into Darkness. However, you won’t find Chris Pine or Zoe Saldana at your side during this process.
Multiple studies have shown that placing the affected area in a pressurized setting with exposure to 100% oxygen results in faster healing times. The number of treatments necessary is dependent upon the severity of the wound. A foot ulcer or other open sore increases the risk of infection which is especially detrimental to the diabetic foot. This non-invasive therapy can speed recovery giving less opportunity for bacteria to enter the body.
While some practices may offer similar treatments, Gentle Touch Foot Care has an in-house expert in diabetic foot wounds and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). Dr. Sam Adegboyega is fellowship trained with a specialty in wound care and holds certification in HBOT. We have the hyperbaric facility right in our building for convenience. We are affiliated with the East Orange General Hospital Wound Center as well.
Your feet are critical to your quality of life, and they deserve the best foot care available. The diabetic foot is especially complex and specialized treatments are often required. If you have suffered a foot wound, make an appointment today. Quality care from highly trained podiatrists—your feet will thank you! Drs. Theall and Adegboyega look forward to serving you in their East Orange, NJ office. Call 973-673-3668 to schedule an appointment, or schedule online.
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