Foot Ulcer

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 this a common and serious problem for all patients with diabetes.

Causes—-

  1. Diabetics who are– 

a. Overweight

b. Smoke

c. Have the disease for more than 20 years

d. Insulin-dependent

  1. Peripheral Neuropathy
  2. Peripheral artery disease
  3. Foot Deformities
  4. History of ulcers
  5. Infections( resulting from blood vessel injury)

Symptoms And Signs—

  1. Initially foot become swollen, red, and warm.
  2. Gradually, the affected foot can become deformed.
  3. The bones crack, splinter, and erode,
  4. Joints shift, change shape, and become unstable.

Treatment–

  1. Strict immobilization of the foot and ankle
  2. Use of cast that allows the patient to move and still protects the foot.
  3. Lifelong protection of the foot using a brace initially and custom footwear.

Ayurvedic treatment emphasis on the treatment of Diabetes.

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