Diabetic footwear Division with 3D Scan

Vascular and endovascular surgery in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore

Diabetic foot ulcers are a frequent issue faced by both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic patients, induced by nerve loss and circulatory abnormalities that disrupt tissue regeneration. While some blisters are formed by wounds or other injuries sustained in falls or accidents, others are induced by pressure points caused by ill-fitting shoes, motion patterns, or feet shape. 

These pressure points create inflammation and swelling, which act as warning signs that an ailment is about to occur. However, nerve damage in diabetes can block those impulses from being detected, increasing the probability that a pressure point will turn into a diabetic ulcer with time.

Why do diabetic patients require diabetic footwear?

  • Diabetes patients require specific footwear because nerve damage induced by diabetes can cause numbness in the toes. It might cause blistering if the toes brush against each other. In diabetic footwear, additional room covers your toes while strolling and improves blood flow.

  • Diabetic footwears feature a high, broader toe box, giving your toes more space. In conventional shoes, your toes brush against each other or the front edge of the shoe.

  • While walking, some people over-flatten or under-flatten their feet. It results in blistering and sores. Any injury in a diabetic patient needs a long time to cure.

  • Diabetic footwears possess special stabilisers on the soles to maintain the feet at a consistent level. Their soles are often wide and thick, as bigger soles comfort the feet from wear and strain, and the extra width protects your foot from injury.

Diabetes-related foot complications

Diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease are significant illnesses that can have long-term consequences. Complications might include,

  • Ulcers on the feet

  • Wounds that refuse to heal

  • Infections

  • Infections of the skin

  • Infections of the bones

  • Abscesses

  • Gangrene (when some infection causes tissue death)

  • Food asymmetry

  • Charcot’s foot

Some consequences, such as infections, are reversible, whereas gangrene can result in irreversible physical abnormalities, such as amputation. To know more, visit our Vascular and endovascular surgery hospital in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore.

When should you see a doctor?

People with diabetes must see a doctor frequently. However, get medical care as soon as possible if you observe any of the following changes,

  • Changes in the colour of the skin on the feet

  • Foot or ankle swelling

  • Foot temperature fluctuations

  • Foot sores regularly

  • Ankle or foot tingling or discomfort

  • Athlete’s foot

  • Infections of the foot caused by fungi

  • In-growing toenails

  • Heel skin that is dry or cracking

  • Any indications of infection

Talk with the doctor if you see any type of symptoms mentioned above or skin discolouration, particularly cells that have turned black or feel any type of discomfort around the region.

Benefits of 3D Scan

  • 3D Scan gives unparalleled data about feet to help you make better footwear suggestions or purchases. 3D Scan improves footwear fit for athletes, joggers, pedestrians, diabetic patients, and those seeking foot pain treatment or general comfort. Book an appointment with us to know more about the treatment.

  • 3D Scan measures foot pressure, in-step and arch height, length, breadth, and girth, which are all highly detailed foot data. These data points allow us to understand foot discomfort better and offer the best-fitting footwear and custom orthotics for that particular foot ailment or foot type.

  • Algorithms and machine learning improve footwear fit. 3D Scan offers the optimal fit, shoe type, and foot size.

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