A small scratch on the foot, a “shoe-bite”, a crack in your foot due to dryness or wearing slippers and other such minor injuries will normally not cause a problem and will heal rapidly with either a local antiseptic or some oral antibiotics.
However, if you have diabetes or circulatory problems or are a smoker or hypertensive, this simple injury could become a major wound .
WHEN TO TAKE HELP
- People with diabetes are at particular risk for developing these wounds, which can cause life-threatening infections and possible amputation of the leg and even death.
- “If your wound hasn’t shown significant improvement in 7-10 days, it’s essential that you seek treatment at a facility that specializes in wound care”
- “In case of diabetics with foot wounds, if the wound does not show signs of healing in 24 hours of detection, it’s essential to approach a clinic which specializes in diabetic foot wounds.
- Diabetic Foot Wounds may also present fever with chills(shivering), high blood sugars without fever, simply a feeling of cold apart from usual signs of infection which may or may not be present
Comprehensive approach includes but is not limited to :
- Evidence-based clinical protocols for wound management (such as infection control, as required dressing changes, and debridement—the removal of damaged or dead tissue)
- An individualized, comprehensive care plan that brings you the most appropriate and effective treatments for your particular needs
- Ongoing assessment of the wound as it progresses through its various stages
- Thorough Training : You and your family are trained on home care for wounds and thereby reduce dependence on outsiders and other professionals, thereby reducing costs.
- We give you online support without the need to come for wound assessment, which is particularly useful for patients living far away , international patients and for immobile patients.
- Education Materials: and resources related to prevention, nutrition, hygiene, and other key topics
WOUND CARE MANAGEMENT MAY INCLUDE
SURGICAL MANAGEMENT with
- VEIN SURGERY
- WOUND DEBRIDEMENT
- FOOT EXPLORATIONS
- FOOT MODIFICATIONS TO PREVENT FUTURE PROBLEMS
- CHARCOT FOOT – JOINT FUSION AND STABILIZATION
- HBOT -HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY
- SUB ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE THERAPY(SAP) / NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY (NPWT) / VACUUM ASSISTED CLOSURE(VAC)
- NEWER WOUND CARE DRESSINGS LIKE IONIC SILVER , HYDROCOLLOIDS/GELS AND OTHERS
- LYMPHO VENOUS PUMPS ETC.
The use of multiple combinations of therapies including need based changes at the earliest .are used to try to heal your chronic wounds.
PREVENTING FURTHER WOUNDS
We not only use advanced therapies but also address the underlying causes of those wounds (such as lack of exercise, poor nutrition or hygiene, or ill-fitting shoes) to help eliminate recurrence.
- CUSTOMIZED FOOT WEAR
- NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING
- ONLINE SUPPORT
- HOME CARE
Here’s a staggering statistic: More than 60000 Indians and more than 100000 patients with diabetes undergo amputation because of foot ulcers or chronic wounds annually. Doctors estimate that nearly 70 percent of amputations are preventable with awareness, prevention, and timely intervention.
To know to prevent foot problems go to Foot Care Guidelines