Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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Podiatrist Rocky Mount - Dr. Carl G. Purvis
...   We are enrolling patients in a research program with lower leg ulcers...

Our Services
Our specialties include: Medical & Surgical treatment of all types of foot and ankle conditions Wound Care treatment Office based surgical suite Diagnosis and specialized treatment of: Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Charcot's Foot Corns Diabetic Foot Infections Diabetic Shoes Endoscopic Plantar Fascia Release Flat Feet Foot Ulcers Fractures Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Infections Ingrown Toenails Injuries Intoeing & Pediatric Foot Problems Metatarsalgia Neuromas Pediatric Foot Care Plantar Fasciitis Same Day/Out Patient Surgery Sports Injuries Tenolysis with PRP -Topaz- Bipolar radio frequency Warts Wounds We also carry Crocs, Vionics, PureStride Inserts,  Littlesteps inserts, Compressions stockings/socks and Thorlo socks...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Diabetes-related Foot and Leg Problems Infections and ulcers (sores) that don’t heal...

Charcot Foot
... Shoes with special inserts may be needed after the bones have healed to enable the patient to return to daily activities—as well as help prevent recurrence of Charcot foot, development of ulcers, and possibly amputation...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Diabetes-related Foot and Leg Problems Infections and ulcers (sores) that don’t heal...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
... The loss of sensation and other problems associated with nerve damage make a patient prone to developing skin ulcers (open sores) that can become infected and may not heal...

Diabetic Shoes
...The shoes decrease the chance of foot sores (ulcers) which can be caused by friction and pressure...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
..., ulcers can develop over foot deformities and may never heal...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
..., ulcers can develop over foot deformities and may never heal...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
... The loss of sensation and other problems associated with nerve damage make a patient prone to developing skin ulcers (open sores) that can become infected and may not heal...

Ulcers/Wounds
Ulcers, which are open sores in the skin, occur when the outer layers of the skin are injured and the deeper tissues become exposed...

Varicose Veins
...The skin may become discolored due to leakage of blood into the surrounding tissues, and ulcers may form on the skin...

Wounds/Ulcers
Ulcers, which are open sores in the skin, occur when the outer layers of the skin are injured and the deeper tissues become exposed...