Wound care is a vital procedure in which a wound undergoes dressing to facilitate recovery. A wound can heal through regeneration or formation of a scar. Regeneration occurs when a damaged tissue is replaced by another tissue of the same kind. During scar formation, the damaged tissue is replaced by scar tissues that form around the wound which do not resemble the original tissues.
Importance of Wound Care
Wound care speeds up the healing process, prevents infections and reduces scarring. Our physical therapists will explain deeper what this entails.
Speeds up the recovery process
Wound care involves covering an open wound throughout the recovery process. This prevents disturbances on the wound and allows it adequate time to heal. Maintaining a clean bandage on the wound will also speed up the healing process.
An uncovered wound can easily attract bacteria that cause other severe infections. Introducing a clean bandage offers protection against infections that may delay your recovery process and make your condition worse. The physical therapists at Enchantment Physical Therapy can help in dressing your wound and note the progress of your wound. They can also check for bleeding, discharge, temperature and odor emanating from the wound. Wounds should be cleaned once a day using disinfectants and clean water as well as applying clean dressings.
Wound care keeps the wound soft throughout the recovery process preventing the formation of scars. Antibiotic ointments are recommended by the physical therapists at Enchantment Physical Therapy during the early stages of wound care to keep the wound soft.
To keep the scar tissue from becoming stiff, you can massage the area and the softer skin will heal with a less noticeable scar. Wound healing process should be continuous as interruptions can lead to other diseases like diabetes and infections. Our therapists will provide you with the best wound care to suit your needs and speed up your recovery process. What are you waiting for? Book your next appointment and interact with our therapists who will offer you the best wound care.