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What is a skin lesion?

There are many varieties of skin lesions, but we generally mean “an abnormal change in tissue or organ that results from injury or disease.” When people hear the word “lesion,” they are likely to think of a growth on the skin and this is reasonable. Skin is technically an organ, so an abnormal growth certainly meets the criteria.

Skin lesions are either benign (harmless) or malignant (harmful) in nature. The harmless versions include warts, calluses, corns, and foot ulcers. Malignant lesions are often cancerous.

The term “harmless” does have a major condition attached to it, however. Individuals who have diabetes need to consider any lesion—even one that seems harmless like a callus—to be serious. If you live with this condition, you need to be aware of anything out of the ordinary that happens to your body and seek immediate medical care.

Skin lesions can be serious business, especially if you live with diabetes. If you or a loved one has this condition and needs the best in diabetic foot care, Richardson Podiatry Associates is here for you. Contact our Richardson, TX office by calling (972) 690-5374 or use our online form to request your appointment today.