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Pain - wounds.
A non-healing or chronic wound is defined as a wound that does not improve after four weeks or does not heal in eight weeks. These include: Diabetic foot ulcers, Venous-related ulcerations. Non-healing surgical wounds.
Successful treatment of pain associated with difficult wounds and the wound itself, requires assessment of the entire patient and not just the wound. Systemic problems often impair wound healing; conversely, nonhealing wounds may herald systemic pathology.
Consider the negative effects of endocrine diseases (eg, diabetes, hypothyroidism), hematologic conditions (eg, anemia, polycythemia, myeloproliferative disorders), cardiopulmonary problems (eg, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure), GI problems that cause malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies, obesity, and peripheral vascular pathology (eg, atherosclerotic disease, chronic venous insufficiency, lymphedema).
Please make an appointment for evaluation and treatment. The majority of wounds and associated pain usually heal in two weeks.