Are you suffering from uncontrolled sugar levels? Do you feel a loss of sensation, weakness, numbness and pain in the hands, arms, feet, and legs? Do you have a foot injury or ulcer which refuses to heal?
You may be suffering from Diabetic Foot, which results from damage to nerves, decreased blood circulation and infection. Infections can become very serious in patients with diabetes. All these factors slow the healing process in case of any injury to the foot.
A proper evaluation of sensation and circulation is of utmost importance so appropriate diabetic foot care measures can be taken and proper wound care is extended to the patient to prevent these dreadful complications.
Sometimes, foot ulcers and non-healing wounds result in gangrene and may necessitate amputation of limb.
Fortis C-DOC Advanced Centre for Foot Care is run by expert podiatrists with facilities for Magnetic Resonance Angiography and advanced 3-D static digital foot pressure assessment to assess risk for foot tissues and bone. It also offers. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) which refers to using pressurized pure oxygen to treat conditions such as wounds that won't heal in patients with diabetes or radiation injury. Chronic wounds, especially seen in diabetic foot patients, are caused by nerve damage, poor or no supply of blood to the area resulting in inadequate oxygenation of the wound bed and lack of healing due to uncontrolled sugar levels.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Chronic Wounds (HBOT)
Chronic wounds, especially seen in diabetic foot patients, are caused by nerve damage or poor / non-existent supply of blood to the area, resulting in inadequate oxygenation of the wound-bed and lack of healing due to uncontrolled sugar levels. These wounds can result in severe infections or gangrene and may not respond to conventional therapy. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a new and effective therapy for diabetic foot care. It uses pure, pressurized oxygen to increase the penetration of oxygen in such wounds, facilitating better wound care and faster healing.