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What are the signs that I could develop a foot or leg ulcer?
What are the signs that I could develop a foot or leg ulcer?

By Desmond Bell on May 17, 2019

Prevention is always preferred and easier than treating a condition.  Simple, daily self-examination is the best way to prevent formation of a foot ulcer but knowing risk factors and what to look for is critical. 

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What is Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and how does it affect the skin?
What is Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and how does it affect the skin?

By Desmond Bell on May 15, 2019

Peripheral arterial disease is a condition that results from the build-up of plaque (atherosclerosis) within the arteries, primarily in the lower extremities, resulting in decreased blood flow to the legs, feet and toes. The signs and symptoms of PAD begin gradually and can easily be overlooked, misinterpreted and attributed to other conditions. 

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Top indications I should get this leg wound looked at immediately
Top indications I should get this leg wound looked at immediately

By Desmond Bell on May 06, 2019

The presence of a chronic or non-healing wound may indicate a far more serious underlying condition or other factors that impair normal wound repair. In case of these symptoms, a referral to a wound specialist is highly recommended. Time is of the essence. 

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