Diabetic Foot Surgery in Thane

The Diabetic Foot

Diabetes-related foot problems are common, and negatively impact patients’ quality of life. Therefore, it is important that pharmacists and healthcare professionals are aware of symptoms and the relevant care pathways for these patients to ensure they receive the best care and education regarding how to manage their condition.

Diabetic Foot Problems

Over time, diabetes may cause neuropathy in the feet, which may result in a loss of feeling.

The two main foot problems that affect people with diabetes are:

Diabetic neuropathy

Over time, diabetes can cause nerve damage that makes it hard for people with diabetes to feel sensation in their extremities.

The condition also makes it difficult for a person to feel an irritation on their foot or notice when their shoes are rubbing. This lack of sensation and awareness leads to an increase in the risk of cuts, sores, and blisters developing.

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Diabetes leads to changes in the blood vessels, including arteries. In peripheral vascular disease, fatty deposits block these vessels beyond the brain and heart. It tends to affect the blood vessels leading to and from the extremities, reducing blood flow to the hands and feet.

Reduced blood flow can lead to pain, infection, and slow healing wounds. Severe infections may lead to amputation.

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Dr. Ashish Sarode

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Dr. Atul Mokashi

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Dr. Hemant Patil

Advanced Laparoscopic & AWR Surgeon

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Dr. Kushal Mittal

Gastroenterologist, Proctologist Surgeon

He had done MS(1992) from MLN Medical College, Allahabad, UP, India He has been an Medical director of MEDICARE Hospital (since July 2001) He is an SURGEON since Jan 1993 and having specialities as Surgical Gastroenterologist, Proctologist He was an Honorary Surgeon, RGMC & CSMH Kalwa Also he is an Editor (India) of Jour Diseases of Colon and Rectum (USA)

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Dr. Mandar Gadgil

Consultant - Laparoscopic and General Surgery

He completed DNB ( General Surgery ) from Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, Kalwa in 2005, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Mumbai in 2006 and Fellowship in Gastroenterology from Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai in 2006.

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Dr. Rajan Relekar

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Dr. Ramesh Punjani

Consultant - Laproscopic & General Surgeon

Dr Ramesh Punjani is a Practicing General Surgeon for Past 27 Yrs. & Laparoscopic Surgeon for Past 17 Yrs. He has Performed thousands of Laparoscopic Surgeries, Basic as well as advanced.

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Dr. Rangan Iyer – Laparoscopic & General Surgeon

Laparoscopic & General Surgery

Dr. Rangan Iyer practices in Currae Specialty Hospital, Thane. Professional qualification's of the Doctor are MBBS and MS and specializes in General Surgery.

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Dr. Sachin Wani

Consultant - Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

He completed his MBBS from Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, MS from Govt. Medical College. He has done his DNB in GI Hepatobiliary surgery from National Board of Examination. He has underwent a training in Laparoscopic GI Once surgery at Tata Memorial Hospital in 2009. He has also done his training in Laparoscopic Hepatobiliary surgery & Laparoscopic Liver resection at NHS...

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Dr. Sarang Alaspurkar

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Dr. Shoaib Padaria

Cardiologist

Dr. Shoaib Padaria is a Cardiologist and Vascular Cardiologist at Currae Hospital, Thane. He has 33 years experience in these fields. Dr. Shoaib Padaria completed MBBS from King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College in 1982, MD - General Medicine from King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College in 1985 and DM - Cardiology...

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Dr. Soumyan Dey

Consultant Urologist & Andrologist

Dr. Soumyan Dey is an M.ch (Urology) from Grant Medical College and Sir J.J hospital, Mumbai. He was associated with Grant medical college as an Asst. Professor of UROLOGY for 3years.

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Dr. Sunil Bangera

Eminent Laparoscopy surgeon .

He has done his M.B.B.S and M.S from the reputed Grant medical college, Mumbai. He is the first surgeon to start Laparoscopy surgery in Thane in the year 1995. He has 23 years experience of doing laparoscopic surgery and has operated more than fifteen thousand laparoscopy cases. He is a pioneer in advance Laparoscopy surgery. He has operated in over...

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Dr. Vishwanathan Masurkar

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Symptoms

diabetic foot symptoms

Symptoms may vary from person to person and may depend on what issues a person is experiencing at the time. Symptoms of diabetic foot problems can include the following:

  • loss of feeling
  • numbness or tingling sensation
  • blisters or other wounds without painful
  • skin discoloration
  • skin temperature changes
  • red streaks
  • wounds with or without drainage
  • painful tingling
  • deformed foot appearance

If an infection is present in a foot or foot ulcer, a person may also experience some of the following:

  • fever
  • chills
  • uncontrollable blood sugar
  • shaking
  • shock
  • redness

Anyone who experiences any of the symptoms of an infection should seek emergency treatment.

Complications

Diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease are serious conditions that must be monitored closely. Both cause complications that can have serious negative effects. These complications may include:

  • foot ulcers, or wounds, that do not heal
  • infections, including skin infections, bone infections, and abscesses
  • gangrene, when an infection causes tissue death
  • foot deformity
  • Charcot’s Foot (fractures or dislocations in the foot that may cause deformities)

When To See A Doctor

Immediate medical attention should be sought if there are changes to the feet such as skin color, persistent sores, tingling, and swelling of the foot or ankle.

People who have diabetes should see a doctor regularly as part of their care. However, they should seek immediate medical attention if they notice any of the following:

  • changes in foot skin color
  • swelling in the foot or ankle
  • temperature changes in the feet
  • persistent sores on the feet
  • pain or tingling in the feet or ankles
  • ingrown toenails
  • athlete’s foot or other foot fungal infections
  • dry and cracked skin on the heels
  • signs of infection

Diabetic Foot Treatment

Treatment for diabetic foot problems varies according to the severity of the condition. A range of surgical and nonsurgical options is available.

Nonsurgical treatment

Nonsurgical options are normally the first method of treatment for diabetic foot problems. Some of these include:

  • keeping wounds clean and dressed
  • immobilization devices, such as a cast boot or total contact cast
  • close observation of gangrene toes until self-amputation occurs, when the toes fall off due to lack of blood flow

Surgical treatment

When nonsurgical treatment fails to heal diabetic foot problems, surgery may be considered. Surgical treatment options include:

  • removal of decaying or dead tissue
  • amputation, varying from toe or part of the foot to amputation of the leg below the knee, or above the knee in some cases
  • surgical stabilization of Charcot’s Foot
  • arterial bypass for peripheral vascular disease, or endovascular surgery with placement of stents

Diabetic Foot Care

Examining the feet daily and keeping them clean is recommended to prevent diabetic foot problems.

Preventing diabetic foot problems is essential for people who have diabetes. Keeping feet healthy is important, and a person should be vigilant about foot hygiene. They can take the following steps:

  • Check feet each day: Examine the feet daily, or ask someone to check for any changes or injuries.
  • Wash feet daily: Keeping feet clean helps to prevent infections.
  • Wear supportive shoes and socks: It is important to keep feet protected in socks and shoes at all times. A podiatrist may recommend shoes to help prevent deformities. Socks should not be too tight so as to restrict blood flow.
  • Promote blood flow to the feet: Putting feet up when sitting, wiggling toes periodically, and getting enough exercise helps promote healthy blood flow to the feet.
  • Trim nails carefully: Trim toenails straight across and keep them short. Rounded nails can cause ingrown toenails, which can lead to infection.
  • Care for corns and bunions: Treat corns and bunions carefully. Corns should never be shaved as this increases the risk of infection.
  • Protect feet from extreme temperatures: Exposure to hot and cold can damage diabetic feet.
  • Get feet checked regularly: Regular examinations by a doctor are key to preventing infections, amputations, and serious deformities.
  • Control blood sugar: Uncontrolled blood sugar raises the likelihood of podiatric complications from diabetes,
  • Avoid smoking: Smoking adversely affects the blood flow to the tissues.

Preventing diabetic foot problems

Diabetes can cause serious foot problems that can result in loss of the feet or limbs, deformity, and infections. However, many of these problems can be prevented or minimized.

While controlling blood sugar by following the recommended treatment plans is the best way to prevent these serious problems, self care and regular check ups with a doctor can prevent diabetic foot problems as well.

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