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Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic

Q
What type of patients are most likely to develop an ulcer

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Patients with diabetes or poor circulation are those we most often see develop foot ulcers.  Diabetes affects the way that the nerves in our feet function and in severe cases of nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy) it is impossible to feel if a sore has begun to develop. This is very dangerous as the sore can get deeper and deeper and become infected before the patient even realizes it!