How to Prevent Amputations: Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers With Off-Loading!

Posted on Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Weight Distribution Technique for Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Wounds

The most important aspect to healing an ulcer or wound on the bottom of the foot is to reduce weight bearing pressure on the area. Research tells us that Total Contact Casting (TCC) is by far the most effective way of achieving that off-loading.

Why are we telling you this? According to the Canadian Diabetes Association:

In Ontario, there is 1 amputation every 4 hours as a result of a diabetic foot ulcer.  

The Total Contact Cast closely conforms to the exact shape of the foot – creating a chamber perfect for healing. It works by redistributing weight off of your foot ulcer so it can heal.

TCC casting
The Total Contact Cast system is considered to be the gold standard among most experts, believing it to be the best method – for achieving proper off-loading to help heal diabetic foot ulcers. Learn more about Total Contact Casting.

Don’t be a statistic!

Canadian Diabetes Association chart
To learn more about how the Total Contact Casting system can help you, contact us today. Learn more about Diabetic Footcare and Education at the Werkman Foot & Orthotic Clinic in Oakville.