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What is off-loading and how long is it required to heal a foot ulcer?

Off-loading simply means taking pressure off of the affected area; that can be done with a cast, custom orthotics, or the use of a walker or crutches. The time to heal depends on the severity of the wound and other issues the patient may have. The wound can heal as quickly as three to four weeks with off-loading, along with other treatments.

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