About 15% of patients with diabetes experience serious foot problems. They are the leading cause of hospitalizations for these patients. The consequences of both poor circulation and peripheral neuropathy make the foot ulcer a common and serious problem for all patients with diabetes.
- Diabetics who are overweight, smoke, have had the disease for more than 20 years or are insulin-dependent
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Peripheral artery disease
- Foot Deformities
- History of ulcers
- Infections (resulting from blood vessel injury)
Symptoms And Signs of Foot Ulcer
- Initially foot become swollen, red, and warm.
- Gradually, the affected foot can become deformed.
- The bones crack, splinter, and erode,
- Joints shift, change shape, and become unstable.
- Strict immobilization of the foot and ankle
- Use of cast that allows the patient to move and still protects the foot.
- Lifelong protection of the foot using a brace initially and custom footwear.
Ayurvedic treatment emphasises the control of Diabetes.