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How do I heal a sore on my left foot? It is deep and the size of a U.S. quarter. 2.5 yrs old.

Paul_Dud36Paul_Dud36 Member Posts: 1


  • Patty_2152997Patty_2152997 Member Posts: 1
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    I'm not for sure how to tell you how to take care of that foot but I know if I get real bad sores and stuff I have soaked might feet and things like that and like Epsom salt but you got to be very careful of doing that with your situation best thing is to talk to your doctor and see what all they could do first and then after that if your doctor tells you it's okay to soak it in Epsom salt and soaking in Epsom salt it will heal the wound a lot of people don't know about Epsom salt or regular salt in heals wounds so I hope that helps you out and sorry if I have any misspelled spelling in my and this and have a very good day
  • Paul_Dud36Paul_Dud36 Member Posts: 1

    How do I heal a sore on my left foot? It is deep and the size of a U.S. quarter. 2.5 yrs old.

  • prc_donnalprc_donnal Member Posts: 15
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    Dear Paul,

    I am an Information Specialist with the Paralysis Resource Center 

    I am not a medical professional, but I think you should consult your doctor.  In case you need a consultation with a physiatrist  (rehab doctor). They see a lot of spinal cord injuries and conditions and can make he appropriate recommendations/referrals for you. Our document on physiatrists includes a link to their website where you can search for a physiatrist in your area.

    I also have information on skin/wound care.

    Please contact me so I can send this info to you:  [email protected] or (800) 539-7309 x5911.

    Also,here in the community, using  the tag @AskNurseLinda will have your question come up as a notification in Nurse Linda’s email. Linda can then click on the link in the email notification and go directly to your question and answer it.
    If you also click on the tag it will take you to her About or profile page. There you can see all the discussions and comments of which she’s been a part.

    I truly hope this information is helpful to you!



    Donna Lowich
    Senior Information Specialist
    Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

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  • AskNurseLindaAskNurseLinda Moderator, Information Specialist Posts: 108 Information Specialist
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    Hi, @Paul, those pressure injuries can be pesky as I am sure you are experiencing. Be sure to keep off of the area. Wear heal protecting boots, not just the socks, to keep your foot up and off of the bed. They are a little costly but worth it. If you have pressure on your heel when sitting, position yourself so it is removed. Keep your foot in a sock but not in a shoe (pressure). You will have to stay off the heel 100% absolutely, without fail.
    Talk with your healthcare professional about seeing a wound care specialist, if you have not already done so. Old wounds can take longer to heal so the time is now to get specialty treatment. It could clear up with no pressure and specialized treatment quickly but more often it will take several months. Getting it healed will improve your general health as well. Success can be had. Nurse Linda

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    Leave a comment any time below. Let's get the discussion going!

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  • Paul78Paul78 Member Posts: 3
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    not half bad,,I will take your advice,
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