Diabetic Foot Clinic
The diabetic foot clinic treats issues related to the ankle, foot and lower extremity in diabetic patients. The clinic provides medical and surgical treatment to these patients. Currently India has the largest number of diabetics and most of them are in the age group of 35-45 years. Keeping in mind the scale of the problem and the preventable nature of this progressively disabling deformity, Our Diabetic Foot Clinic offers comprehensive, detailed evaluation of one’s feet to help identify the small signs of missed. The clinic seeks not just to treat those already afflicted with “Diabetic foot” in its various stages, the various associated complications with the latest in medical and surgical treatment offerings but also educate one and all to develop a proactive preventive approach to tackle the impending complications. In addition, we assist in providing the right footwear It is recommended that all diabetes patients should undergo foot evaluation every year and as per the evaluation report should wear protective footwear.
- Gangrene of the foot & Leg: One of the most dreaded complications of diabetes is Gangrene of the foot and leg. Approximately 15% of all diabetic patients get foot problems. This means, more than one crore diabetic individuals are likely to suffer from foot and leg problems.
- Diabetic Foot Wounds: It is always better to prevent the diabetic foot wounds than to treat it. Indian as well as international statistics shows that 60% of the indoor admissions for the diabetic patients are for foot problems. Therefore preventive care is very important and essential.
- For Diabetics prone to injuries or having injuries regular foot examination, foot mapping and vascular impedance. For people who already have “Diabetic foot" including complication, various medical and surgical treatments are offered. Education related to correct footwear to prevent abrasions or ulcers and good practices to keep foot away from any injuries.
Foot evaluation includes testing the function of nerves of the leg and checking the blood in the leg blood vessels. This involves using instruments called “sensitometer and handheld Doppler”. It is painless evaluation which takes 15-20 minutes. Along with those patients feet are checked for existing effects of damage to nerves. Patients are also taught to take care of their feet and are advised about protective foot wear.
Tuesday: 18.00hrs – 19.30hrs
Friday: 17.30hrs – 19.30hrs
Dr. Arun Bal
Diabetic Foot Surgeon