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Diabetic Foot Care & Foot Wear

Diabetic Foot Care treatment in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore

People with diabetes have a high tendency for delayed wound healing, and the prevalence of unhealed wounds or blisters on the foot can contribute to diabetic ulcers. Diabetes patients are more likely to have decreased nerve sensitivity and nerve damage, which is known as diabetic neuropathy. This nerve injury can result in loss of sensation in the afflicted area. Neuropathy can cause sensory loss and the incapacity to sense temperature or vibration.

Who can get affected by Diabetic Foot conditions?

Foot difficulties are common for diabetic patients, particularly those with,

  • Nerve damage or insufficient blood flow in the foot.

  • Long-term difficulties controlling blood glucose levels, including frequent bouts of hyperglycemia

  • Weight issues

  • Having high blood pressure or cholesterol levels.

When would a patient require medical care for diabetes-related foot pain?

A patient might require medical care for diabetes-related foot pain for,

  • Abnormalities in foot shape.

  • Abnormalities in the skin of the foot, such as a cut, redness, blackness, warmness, or a strange odour.

  • Sensation impairment in the toes, foot, or legs.

  • Foot or leg pain, tingling, burning, or cramping

  • Toes with thick, yellow nails.

Diagnosis

To diagnose diabetes-related foot conditions, a doctor will,

  • Inquire about the symptoms and how effectively the patient regulates your blood glucose levels.

  • Check the toes, feet, and legs.

  • Check for numbness by touching toes, feet, and legs with various instruments.

If a diabetic ulcer or blister is found, the healthcare professional will most likely,

  • Look for indications of infection such as redness, swelling, warmth, discolouration, or discharge.

  • Conduct imaging tests that go deeper than the skin, such as an X-ray or an MRI.

  • To diagnose an infection, the doctor gets a skin sample.

Treatment procedures

The severity of the illness determines the treatment for diabetic foot problems. A variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures may be available. Visit Manipal Hospitals for Diabetic Foot Care treatment in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore.

Non-surgical treatment

The doctor will first pursue non-surgical treatment for diabetic foot issues. Among the approaches are,

  • Wound cleaning and dressing.

  • Antibiotics are prescribed to treat illnesses.

  • Calluses removal.

  • Recommending immobilisation devices such as a walking cast or complete contact cast.

  • Keep an eye on any infection on the toes until self-amputation happens.

  • Suggesting workouts and dietary adjustments to treat and prevent the development of peripheral vascular disease.

Surgical intervention

A doctor recommends surgery when non-surgical treatments fail to repair diabetic foot issues. Surgical procedures include,

  • Removing rotting or dead tissue

  • Curing ingrown toenails

  • Castrating the diseased limb, which can vary from a toe to the leg just above the knee. 

  • Surgical stabilisation Charcot Foot.

  • Conducting an arterial bypass for peripheral vascular disorders to improve blood circulation to the region.

  • Doing endovascular surgery with stent implantation to open blood vessels.

Diabetic Foot Care

  • Inspect diabetic feet daily for swelling, blisters, redness or open sores due to lack of sensation.

  • Always wear diabetes-appropriate footwear, especially while at home.

  • Cleaning and drying the feet regularly, paying attention to the spaces between the toes.

  • Regular foot moisturising to avoid dry skin or to crack.

  • Keeping toes short to minimise damage.

  • Staying away from severe temperatures.

Shoe wear Guide

A poorly fitted shoe can induce an ulcer and other severe problems.

  • Examine how your shoe fits in terms of length, width, rear, shoe bottom, and outsole. 

  • High heels and pointed-toe shoes should be avoided. Try to get shoes with leather uppers and broad-toe boxes.

  • Wear new shoes for not more than two hours at a time. Wear a different pair every day.

  • Before tying on each shoe, clean the inside. Lace your shoes neither too firmly nor too loosely.

  • Avoid long walks without resting, remove your shoes and socks, and inspect yourself for symptoms of redness or ulcers.

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