Diabetic Foot ulcer
Treatment in Coimbatore

What is a diabetic foot ulcer?

If a diabetic's leg of foot is injured , a diabetic foot ulcer may form. It occurs when skin tissues near a wound degrade and expose deeper layers. Diet, exercise, or even insulin medication can't control these ulcers, which is bad.




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What are the signs of diabetic foot ulcer?

  • Swelling
  • Discoloration
  • Foul-smelling discharge
  • Pain
  • Firmness around the wound
  • Thickened skin
  • Partial or complete gangrene

If you are experiencing signs of diabetic foot ulcer consult the diabetic foot ulcer specialist in Coimbatore to seek expert care and treatment.

 

What are the major causes of diabetic foot ulcer?

 

  Poor blood circulation

 High glucose levels

  Nerve damage

 

What are the diagnostic procedures for diabetic foot ulcer?

What are the different grades of diabetic foot ulcers?

What are the treatment options for diabetic foot ulcers?

Off-loading or TCC (Total Contact Casting):

External pressure release is another non-surgical diabetic foot ulcer treatment. Doctors usually recommend avoiding long periods of standing to prevent ulcer infection. This helps diabetic foot ulcers. To ease foot tension, the doctor may recommend:

  • Wearing specific shoes.
  • Casts
  • Foot braces
  • Compression wraps
  • Shoe inserts

Debridement:

Hyperkeratotic tissue, fibrin, biofilm, and necrotic tissue are eliminated to expedite recovery. Small blood vessels can initiate the wound healing process by carrying fresh blood to the debrided area.

What are the treatment options for diabetic foot ulcers?

Diabetic foot ulcer surgery:

A complete musculoskeletal assessment, plain radiographs, CT scans, and MRI scans are all used in this treatment to help decide on the surgical strategy.

Vascular Reconstruction:

Your diabetic wound care specialist may recommend vascular reconstruction if you have arterial lesions, gangrene, and badly damaged blood vessels in your legs.

It involves restoring ulcer-damaged blood arteries with artificial grafts or other blood vessels. Restoring blood flow heals the wound.

 

What are the risks and complications of diabetic foot ulcers?

  Severe nerve and blood vessel damage.
  Abscess
  Interruption of blood flow
  Development of deformities
  Charcot’s foot
  Gangrene

FAQ

Questions? Answered!

What do foot ulcers look like?

Deep or shallow foot ulcers can appear as a red crater or skin deformation. Infected wounds may include discharge, pus, or a foul odour. If you have foot nerve loss, you won't feel a stone, too-tight shoes, or a foot ulcer.

Are diabetic foot ulcers serious?

Due to the foot's unique soft tissue, an infection can move fast to muscle and bone. Infection and poor blood flow might worsen conditions. Reach out to the hospital for treatment for diabetic feet to avoid complications.

Do diabetic foot ulcers go away on their own?

Diabetes raises the incidence of diabetic foot ulcers. Diabetic foot sores often require hospitalization. In addition, foot ulcers may take months to heal.

How much time is needed for recovery from foot ulcers?

Foot ulcers can take up to three months to heal, so you'll require regular doctor visits. In addition, some incisions require special footwear.

What helps the diabetic ulcer to cure quickly?

A healthy diet provides vitamin C, zinc, and protein. Engage. Exercise increases insulin sensitivity. This helps blood sugar enter cells more effectively, aiding recovery and well-being.

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