Diabetic Ulcers are the most common foot injuries leading to foot amputation. Foot complications are the most frequent reason for hospitalization in patients with diabetes. Because of the severity of diabetic foot problems, it is important that diabetics seek care from a podiatrist who specializes in diabetic foot treatment
A foot ulcer in a diabetic is not caused by lack of circulation or by infection. Foot ulcers are usually associated with bone pressure and a bone prominence under the arch of the foot.
These ulcers can become very large and must be treated immediately by. If left untreated, the foot ulcer will lead to eventual bone infection and possibly amputation of the foot or leg.