Puncture Wounds of the Foot

What is Puncture Wounds of the Foot?

Puncture wounds are very common in the foot, especially in warm weather when people walk barefoot. Though this is a common foot condition, puncture wounds of the foot are among the most improperly treated foot conditions and can lead to serious consequences if not properly treated–infections or other complications can develop from a puncture wound.

A puncture wound has is hole caused by a pointed object—for example a nail that you step on. Puncture wounds require different treatments from cuts, because these small holes in the skin can disguise serious foot injury.

Treatment

It is important obtain proper professional treatment within the first 24 hours, because puncture wounds hold the danger of embedding the piercing object under the skin.