Diabetic Foot OPD
The investigation, accurate diagnosis, and treatment of diseases relating to the ankle, foot, and lower extremities in patients with diabetic issues are the focus of the diabetic foot clinic of SPS Hospitals. Through our skilled management techniques and comprehensive care for diabetic foot ulcers, which manifest as open lacerations on the bottom of the foot in diabetic patients, our expert team specialises in preventing the need for surgical intervention. We are committed to improving each patient’s quality of life and providing them with high-quality services, sympathetic care, and professional counselling sessions.
Diabetic people tend to face serious complications such as foot and skin problems, stroke, eye damage, heart disease and kidney disease. Our foot and the ankle are the foundation of our body, having 33 joints, and 26 bones which are 25% of total bones in a human body. Hence, it is quite possible to develop foot problems in this complex region of the body due to diabetes.
Due to diabetes, one might experience two kinds of foot problems –
- Diabetic Neuropathy – Uncontrolled diabetes can damage the nerves, due to which one might not be able to feel any sensation in their legs or feet. This is known as sensory diabetic neuropathy.
- Peripheral Vascular Disease – The blood flow of a diabetic person also gets affected due to which it takes more time for a cut or a sore to heal. This poor blood flow in the legs and arms is called “peripheral vascular disease”.
Facilities at SPS Hospitals
SPS Hospitals offer the most advanced facilities for the treatment of diabetic foot problems. Here are some facilities that we offer.
- High-quality laboratories with advanced technology for diabetes-related testing and investigations
- Vascular Doppler
- Ophthalmic examination of all diabetic patients
- Consultation with an endocrinologist and diabetologist
- ECG resting
- Continuous glucose monitoring system
- Cardio autonomic neuropathy awareness
- Foot imprinter
- A 2D-echo with colour doppler
Treatment at SPS Hospitals
At SPS Hospitals, treatment for several diabetic foot problems is offered, including –
- Athlete’s foot.
- Diabetic Ulcers,
- Plantar Wart, etc.
Procedures Performed at SPS Hospitals
Depending on the type of diabetic foot problem and severity of diabetes symptoms, different procedures may be performed, including –
- Surgical Removal of Dead/Decaying tissue – Also known as debridement, this process involves cleaning out dead or infected tissue from a foot ulcer so that the doctor can assess the extent of tissue damage and encourage healing. A scalpel is used to remove the tissues from within as well as around the wound.
- Endovascular Surgery with Stent Placement – Diabetic foot problems like foot ulcers can also occur due to poor blood flow, caused by lower extremity arterial disease. In such cases, your endocrinologist might advise for one or two procedures to improve blood flow. These include atherectomy, balloon angioplasty and stent placement and vascular procedures.
- Achilles Tendon Lengthening – An Achilles tendon lengthening procedure may be recommended if a foot ulcer has formed due to increased pressure caused by the Achilles Tendon. This would help release pressure off the tendon and help with better alignment of the body.
- Arterial Bypass – If your legs start to feel heavy when you walk or become worse, you may have a blocked peripheral artery. This can also cause skin ulcers that don’t heal, infection or gangrene in your leg and pain. For this, a peripheral artery bypass surgery would be performed wherein the blood supply would be rerouted, around a blocked artery, with a graft.
Amputation of the affected limb – Amputation may be the only option if there is severe loss of tissue or life-threatening infection.
Why Choose Us?
At SPS Hospitals, providing excellent and affordable patient care for sugar treatment and any other medical conditions is our priority.
- We ensure that our patients are aware of everything. We also ensure that they are comfortable by creating a healthy, sanitised, and friendly environment.
- All our staff members, including doctors, nurses and others are highly qualified and have several years of experience, to ensure that our patients are in the best hands.
- We have all the advanced technologies and cutting-edge infrastructure at SPS Hospitals.
- We are the first-ever hospital chain in Southeast Asia accredited by JCI (Joint Commission International, USA). Moreover, we have now received four JCI accreditations and NABH accreditations.
You must consult a doctor at SPS Hospitals if you are searching for a diabetes doctor near me” and are experiencing any of these diabetes symptoms –
- Pain in your feet
- Burning or tingling sensations in your feet
- Pain in the legs
- Cramping in thighs, buttocks or calves during a physical activity
- Dry, cracked skin on your feet
- Ingrown toenails
- Change in shape of the feet
- Thickened, yellow toenails
At SPS Hospitals, treatment for different kinds of diabetic foot problems is available, including antibiotic therapy, surgical debridement, surgery for Charcot’s foot, amputation, and vascular surgery.
Having diabetes for more than 10 years, having poor glucose control and the presence of retinal, cardiovascular or renal complications are some risk factors that increase the chances of diabetic foot ulcers.