2021 The Year of Healing Gets Better Every Day
We’re so glad you found us. Whether you are living with a chronic wound or caring for someone who is, we’re here to help. This webpage provides information to help you understand why some wounds need specialized care to heal. You’ll also find tips for improving your overall wellness. Please search our blog, download free educational handouts or find a center near you.
Watch Out for Bug Bites, Sunburns and Blisters
If your summer forecast includes spending time outdoors, protect against common summertime skin wounds.
Your skin is your body’s first line of defense and an important part of your immune system. When skin is compromised by bites, burns or cuts, it is important to make sure the wound is healing properly.
Download our Common Summertime Skin Wounds resource to learn more about preventing wounds and when to seek specialized care.
Foot Health & Preventing Wounds
Find out who is most at risk for common types of foot ulcers and how to prevent them.
Advanced Wound Care Treatments
Learn more about the advanced wound care treatments that can help chronic wounds heal faster.
Arterial and Venous Ulcers
Understand the risks of arterial and venous ulcers, learn steps to prevent them and options for treatment.
Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFUs)
Understand the risks of diabetic foot ulcers, learn steps to prevent them and options for treatment.
Why Choose a Wound Care Center?
If you are among the nearly 7 million Americans currently living with a chronic wound, you may need specialized care. Non-healing wounds can limit your quality of life and can even be life-threatening. The longer a chronic wound goes untreated, the greater your risk of infection. This could lead to hospitalizations, amputations or even death.
Good Nutrition is Essential to Wound Healing
March is National Nutrition Month so it is a perfect time to raise awareness of how nutrition affects wound healing. Good nutrition, including an increase in the right type of calories, is the one common treatment requirement across all types of wounds. This is because the presence of a chronic wound raises the metabolic demands of our immune system.
Diabetic Neuropathy Increases Risks of Chronic Wounds
Unfortunately, during the pandemic, many people have been less likely to get the limb-saving, maybe even lifesaving, care they need. In a recent article from Dr. Ennis, COVID-19 Leads to Increased Amputations, he identifies a 40% to 50% increase in amputations when comparing equal time frames in 2020 versus 2019. Healogics is dedicated to bringing awareness to the importance of screening and early intervention that are essential for preventing diabetic foot ulcers.
If you or someone you know is suffering from a chronic wound, follow these steps to make 2021 the year of healing:
Keep Your Scheduled Appointments
Our research shows that patients seen weekly have the highest healing rates. Learn more.
Connect With Your Support Community
Check-in with your doctors and other healthcare workers regularly, along with family members and neighbors.
Eat Healthy and Exercise Every Day
Nutrition is an important part of wound healing, so eat a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables. The American Diabetes Association offers great advice for planning meals.
Set Realistic Goals and Stay Positive
Aim for progress, not perfection, and stay inspired. Science shows that your attitude affects your immune system.
Request an Appointment
Start your path to healing today! Wound care is what our specialists do all day, every day. We offer advanced treatments to help your wound heal faster.