Q My foot sore doesn't hurt, why is it so important to treat it?
Often foot ulcers are noticed because you or a loved one will see drainage on your sock or sometimes you notice an odor. What you don't feel is pain because of that wound. Sometimes without pain, it's easy to brush something off, BUT with ulcers, even though painless, you are at risk for serious complications. These are the most important reasons to treat the sores:
1-The reduce the risk of infection and amputation
2-To improve your function and, of course, your quality of life
3-To reduce your health care costs
Whatever motivation you need, make sure you get your ulcer treated properly!