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Diabetic Foot Care
Los Angeles

Dr.Hassid DPM  is an experienced podiatrist in Los Angeles for diabetic foot care. For patients in and around, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Merina Del Rey our doctors offer treatment for diabetic ulcers and can assist with diabetic foot care and maintenance.

Even with careful prevention, a number of people with diabetes will develop diabetic ulcers. Because diabetes compromises your nervous system, you may develop an ulcer and not feel it. It’s important to do a visual examination of your feet and look for any swelling or redness. You may also notice a bad odor or drainage coming from your feet. If you do develop an ulcer or wound, you need to protect it. The goal is to help it heal as quickly as possible and not become infected. You need to:

Non-Invasive Treatment For

  • Gently remove dead skin or tissue
  • Apply topical medications and dressings to protect the wound
  • Take the pressure off of your feet by wearing custom footwear, orthotics or wearing a brace. Using crutches or a wheelchair can also be helpful.

If your diabetic ulcer or wound does become infected it’s time to see your podiatrists at Socal Foot and Ankle Doctors. They may prescribe antibiotics to eliminate infection and provide a variety of soothing treatments including prescription topical medications and bandaging.

If you have a severe ulcer that doesn’t respond to non-invasive treatment, surgery may be indicated. Possible surgical procedures include removing or shaving bone to reduce pressure and correcting bone deformities in your feet.

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Stem Cell Therapy For Chronic Wounds

A chronic wound is one that experiences a delay in the normal phases of healing. 

The properties of amniotic tissue can be preserved and transplanted into environments outside the womb. NEOX is donated human umbilical cord/amniotic membrane used to aid in wound healing.

Non-resolving inflammation is a key contributor to the development of chronic wounds. The biological content of NEOX umbilical cord/amniotic membrane has been shown to manage inflammation, inhibit or reduce scarring of normal tissue. Essentially, it acts like a conductor of a symphony, directing the different cells and molecules of your body in a coordinated manner so it can heal itself.

NEOX CORD 1K was the first umbilical cord/amniotic membrane tissue on the market used for treatment of chronic wounds, and is the leading brand today. The process used to preserve NEOX is called Cryotek®—a patented process where the tissue is kept at very low temperatures to prevent damage to the vital biology that makes it effective. The tissue is stored in a freezer or refrigerator until use.


How Do You Treat A Diabetic Foot Wound?

If you have a diabetic ulcer, it’s important to know how to treat it and what your podiatrist can do to help. Diabetes affects most major body systems including your nervous, immune and circulatory systems. Diabetes can also dramatically affect your feet. There are ways to prevent diabetic ulcers and other foot wounds. Remember to:

  • Wash your feet with warm water and gentle soap and apply moisturizer daily
  • Keep your toenails trimmed and clean to prevent ingrown toenails, infections, and nail fungus
  • Check your feet daily, and use a hand mirror to examine the soles of your feet
  • Wear moisture-wicking socks and comfortable shoes and never walk barefoot
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Types of Wounds and Ulcers

If you have a wound or ulcer that worsens over time or seems slow to heal, it is important to visit Dr. Legel for a complete diagnosis. There are many varieties of non-healing wounds and ulcers, each requiring careful treatment. Some of the wounds and ulcers we care for include:

  • Diabetic Wounds and Ulcers
  • Infected Wounds
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Arterial Ulcers

What Our Patients Say

SoCal Foot and Ankle Doctors strive to be the best we can and are grateful for the opportunities we are given to help people heal and get back to doing the things that they love.

He was very to the point, efficient, knowledgable, and friendly. Would highly recommend.

Shane N.


Dr Hassid was super nice, very thorough, and explained all my options clearly.

Eileen M.


Friendly, quick, kind, and i was able to book the night before and see him first thing the next day — Love ZocDoc and Love Dr. Hassid.

Matthew S.


Our Board Certified Podiatrists

Socal Foot and Ankle doctors are committed to delivering the most exceptional treatments.

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Arash R. Hassid, DPM

Board Certified Foot & Ankle Specialist

Office Time

Location: Santa Monica

Mon – Thur: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location Marina Del Rey

Mon – Thur: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Cedars Sinai

Mon – Thur: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Daniel L. Altchuler, DPM

Board Certified Foot & Ankle Specialist

Office Time

Location: Santa Monica

Mon – Thur: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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  • Comprehensive Treatment of Foot & Ankle Conditions in the Pediatric, Adult & Geriatric population
  • 3 Practice Locations Santa Monica Medical Plaza, Cedars Sinai Medical Towers, & UCLA Health in Marina Del Rey
  • On Staff with Providence Saint Johns Health Center &Cedars Sinai Medical Center

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