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05-30-2007, 03:26 PM
I have an healed pressure sore on the little toe side of the ball of my feet.
There was a light colored callus like section on it, just under my little toe. It has changed color to dark red and is now broken open and draining. It is the size of a nickle, and very shallow.
My attendant says that the dark area has grown larger, reaching over to my middle toe.
We packed it with sorbsan, and covered it with lylafome (bad speller)
What do you think?
I have no transportation available until July, when the county gets new funding for the handicapped.
05-30-2007, 05:06 PM
You need to see a wound care specialist. A wound in this area can quickly invade the bone and cause osteomyelitis. It sounds like this may have already occured, which is why the wound did not stay closed. Of course you also need to stay off of it, and watch for further infection. I would not recommend combining Lyfoam and Sorbsan. For now, I would recommend just covering it with a moist gauze and then a dry dressing. You do need to see someone NOW, even if you have to take a cab or find a friend to drive you.
05-30-2007, 05:18 PM
In my area the hospital has visiting nurses trained in wound care, that make home visits. Possibly there is a program like this is your area. Just a thought.
05-30-2007, 07:28 PM
Where is the pressure coming from ... or could blood be pooling in this area?
05-31-2007, 04:24 PM
Good question. There is very little pressure on my feet. I use a multi potus, prefo boot at night, and either a size larger light hiking boot or winter muckluk during the day.
The wound care specialist with the Visiting Nurses is comming on friday morning.
05-31-2007, 06:31 PM
Once I had a sore on the edge of my foot. After the doctor scraped my foot and wrapped it, he felt the inside of my shoe. Then he cut the shoe in half with his scalpel (btw- he was laughing as he did it). Holding the open shoe up for me to see, he said, "there is your problem". I was stunned how easily he was able to slice my shoe in half. It was a basketball high top.
The point being, maybe something inside your shoe is causing the problem.