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Causes of Foot ulcer

Causes of Foot ulcer

A foot ulcer is caused by trauma to the foot in combination with nerve damage and blood circulation problems. A foot ulcer is more likely to develop in individuals with diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, poor circulation, altered foot anatomy and Raynaud's phenomenon.

List of causes of Foot ulcer

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Foot ulcer) that could possibly cause Foot ulcer includes:

More causes:see full list of causes for Foot ulcer

Foot ulcer: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Foot ulcer, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Foot ulcer:

Foot ulcer: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Foot ulcer: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Foot ulcer as a symptom:

Conditions listing Foot ulcer as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Foot ulcer. Our database lists the following as having Foot ulcer as a symptom of that condition:

Cause statistics for Foot ulcer:

The following are statistics from various sources about the causes of Foot ulcer:

  • 2.2% of diabetic adults attending specialist diabetes services had a current foot ulcer in Australia 2002 (NADC, 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Related information on causes of Foot ulcer:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Foot ulcer may be found in:


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