Foot or leg pain can impact every aspect of daily life. Difficulty walking and the foot discomfort associated with walking even for a little while can ultimately be disabling. For some people, ulcers or even amputations are a possibility.
The High Risk Foot & Nail Care Clinic at Mission's Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center offers both a high-risk foot & nail care clinic and therapeutic footwear services that can help reduce pain, improve function, and prevent new or more serious problems from occurring, making day-to-day living that much easier.
High Risk Foot & Nail Care Clinic
Specialized nurses in the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center provide comprehensive high-risk foot care for serious foot and nail conditions. Several factors can place you in a high risk category. Mission's trained team of professionals can help identify and care for those at risk.
If you suffer from any of the following conditions, you may qualify as a person for high risk foot and nail care:
- Nail thickening
- Skin color changes
- Edema (swelling)
- Decreased or no hair on legs and toes
- Loss of sensation (peripheral neuropathy)
- Fungal nails (mycotic) with pain, abnormality of gait, and/or difficulty walking
Specialized nurses in the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center provide comprehensive high-risk foot care for people suffering from minor to complex conditions, including:
- Lower extremity arterial disease
- Pain or difficulty walking associated with fungal nail infections
Because diabetes often results in nerve damage to the feet, our team of specialists cares for a high number of people suffering from diabetes and has an extensive knowledge of caring for those with this disease.
- Monitoring patients' feet
- Trimming and cutting toenails
- Paring corns and calluses to prevent skin breakdown or ulcerations
- Treating ulcers, infections and other problems such as ingrown toenails
Mission's Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center also offers therapeutic footwear services for patients requiring orthotics. This includes shoe and boot modifications, repairs, fabrications, inserts and insoles to effectively off-load boney prominences and/or wound sites in diabetic patients or those with abnormalities of the foot and ankle.
Mission Hospital's Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center has a skilled team of physicians and clinicians specially trained in wound therapy. The staff is committed to staying abreast of literature, research and technology in order to provide the most comprehensive, high quality care to you and your loved ones.
This multi-disciplinary team includes physicians, certified physician assistants, certified wound care nurses, certified wound specialists, certified hyperbaric physicians, certified wound ostomy continence nurses, certified lymphedema therapists, certified foot care nurses and certified nursing assistants.
Referral and Contact Information
Referrals to the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center can be made by your physician or you may directly to set up an appointment for yourself as a physician referral is not necessary. (All patients must have an open or draining wound as criteria to be seen in the Wound Healing Center).
For more information use our online contact form or call the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center at 828-213-4600 or toll free at 888-737-0098. Physicians can fax completed referral and medical forms to 828-213-4611.
7 Yorkshire St
Asheville, NC 28803
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