Foot Wound Overview
What is a foot wound?
A person with a foot wound has a laceration, abrasion or puncture wound to the foot. The foot is the most common location for puncture wounds, which carry a higher risk of bacterial infection than abrasions or lacerations.
What are the symptoms of a foot wound?
Common symptoms of a foot wound include bleeding, foot pain, foot swelling, skin redness, skin swelling, and tenderness. An infected foot wound may cause a red streak that begins at the foot wound and travels up the leg.
How does the doctor treat a foot wound?
Treatment depends on the type and severity of the foot wound. Treatment may include surgery, sutures, wound irrigation and cleansing, antibiotics, tetanus vaccine, and narcotic pain medications.
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