About Us

SL Raheja Hospital is located in the suburb of Mahim in Mumbai It is associated with Fortis Hospitals and has established a high standard of healthcare services and medical facilities since its inception. We are one of the best multispecialty hospitals in Mumbai

Contact Info

S.L. Raheja Hospital (A Fortis Associate) Raheja Rugnalaya Marg, Mahim (W), Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400016, India.

Emergency No- 022-66529888

info@rahejahospital.com

A complication arising due to prolonged periods of high blood sugar, diabetic foot is a condition characterized by foot problems or injuries which occur due to nerve damage in the extremities and can cause ulcer and infection. The feet do not get an adequate supply of blood or oxygen due to the damage to the blood vessels. Foot infections are one of the most common health complications resulting due to diabetes.

Procedures

There are two main conditions that afflict the foot in persons who have diabetes.

  • Diabetic Neuropathy

People who are suffering from diabetes for prolonged periods of time blisters, cuts and sores without the person becoming aware of it.

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease

Fatty deposits can block the blood vessels in legs which tends to reduce the blood flow, resulting in slow-                   healing wounds, pain and infection. In severe cases, it may even result in an amputation.

The main cause of diabetic foot is the high blood sugar levels in the body, which damages the nerves. This nerve damage results in a loss of sensation in the feet. This, in turn, has a cascading effect where the person is unable to feel any wound or irritation in the feet, which can result in untreated infections. These, if allowed to fester, can lead to more serious complications such as gangrene, and can require amputation.

Another effect of the nerve damage is that the feet’s ability to sweat is impaired. The resultant dry feet causes cracks, which allows germs to enter the body. Diabetes can also cause the blood vessels to shrink and harden, which makes it harder to fight infection.

Depending on the severity of the condition, there are a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatment options available. Non-surgical treatment options include basic steps such as cleaning and dressing the wounds, and close, frequent observation of the foot for signs of gangrene.

If the severity of the diabetic foot is beyond the cure of non-surgical methods, surgical procedures are resorted to. This includes removal of the dead or decaying tissue, amputation, arterial bypass for peripheral vascular disease or an endovascular surgery with stents.

our Doctors

We Have A Team Of Expert Doctors for Diabetic Foot

Dr. Arun Bal

Consultant Diabetic Foot Surgeon

Dr. Sanjay M. Vaidya

Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Sachin Vilhekar

Consultant Diabetologist

Dr. Rajeev Wadhwa

Diabetic Foot Surgeon

Dr. Rajeev Singh

Consultant Diabetologist

We provide the highest level of care to every patient, so that, they remember us for the services that were more than what they had expected.

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FAQ

Diabetic foot is a complication caused due to extended periods of high levels of blood sugar. This condition result of injuries and infections in the feet of diabetic patients that usually occur due to nerve damage in the extremities, also known as diabetic neuropathy. S.L. Raheja Hospital is the leading diabetic hospital in the city that caters to all sorts of diabetic complications. Our team of surgeons have decades of experience in handling complex diabetic foot cases.

The diabetic foot surgeons and diabetologists at S.L. Raheja Hospital work in unison with other medical specialties to ensure timely and appropriate treatment for our patients. Our surgeons have over four decades of experience in diabetic foot surgery and also successfully manage rehabilitative foot surgeries.

Various surgical and non-surgical treatment options are available depending on the severity of the condition. Non-surgical options include cleaning and dressing diabetic foot wounds with advanced wound care modalities and constant monitoring until healing. Surgical treatment is required in certain severe cases as per the discretion of the consulting surgeon.

The most crucial cause of diabetic foot is due to high blood sugar levels over an extended period. Excess of sugar in the blood leads to nerve damage, which is also called diabetic neuropathy, where patients experience loss of sensation in their extremities. This condition can knowingly or unknowingly lead to foot ulcers and consequent infections that can be very severe.

Some of the early signs of diabetic foot include changes in the colour of the skin and temperature of the foot. There may be visible signs of swelling in the foot or ankle. Another common occurrence is the presence of ingrown toenails or fungus-infected toenails. Diabetic feet commonly have multiple corns and cracked skin especially around the heel area that can serve as an entry point for bacteria.

Our specialists at S.L. Raheja Hospital recommend that people with diabetes should ideally get a complete diabetic foot examination done annually. Symptoms such as tingling or numbness in the feet, pain, swelling or burning sensation will require periodic examinations. It is always advisable to get in touch with your doctor if there are any signs of delayed healing in a blister or cut on the foot, or discolouration.

The diabetologists at S.L. Raheja Hospital recommend regular foot inspections to address any kind of injury before it progresses into an open sore. Maintaining optimum blood sugar levels and healthy body weight can also go a long way in remaining healthy and preventing diabetic foot.