Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Hole in Foot
I have a friend of mine in bad health right now.  On top of that, he has this "hole" in his foot on his left heel.  The heal is all hard and callused, with a hole in the middle of the callus almost 1/2 inch deep and 1/2 inch round.  The inside looks very raw like a raw piece of meat.  Can I get some help as to what this is and how he can treat it?  Thank you!
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
1711789 tn?1361311607

Hi there!

This is likely to be an ulcer with granulation formation. Management in such a situation is best discussed with his treating doctor and may consist appropriate measures of infection control such as antibiotics, debriment etc and control of blood sugar levels.
Hope this helps.

Take care!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Dog
ghost1962External User
ur friend neds to seek medical attention right away. i had a cousin who had the samething.  not to scare u but he waited to long and lost his foot clear up to his knee.  But, again he waited to long and the infection went everywhere in his body after the surgery.  He ended up passing away about 3 wks. later.  He was only 38 yrs. old.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Cat
osakaroseExternal User
Tell your friend to get to his doctor immediately! He has diabetic foot ulcer and if it gets infected, he could have to face amputation of the foot and possibly his leg. Don't mess around with waiting for an appointment either! Get him in or take him to the emergency room.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Diabetes Tracker
Track glucose levels, and other diabetes measurements, symptoms and medications
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight
Start Tracking Now
Diabetes - Type 2 Community Resources
Top Diabetes Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
diabetes86
MA
Avatar m tn
Blank
caregiver222