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Diabetic Foot Treatment

Many people with diabetes do not receive treatment for their foot problems until it is too late. Left untreated, diabetic foot complications can lead to serious health problems, even amputation. If you suffer from diabetic foot, contact Dr. Nilesh Satbhai today for treatment.

What is diabetic foot?

Diabetes is a condition of high blood sugar levels that progresses, resulting in complications of the heart, eyes, and kidneys, impairs the nerves, and restricts the blood flow to the arms and legs.

Diabetic foot is a condition in people with diabetes that causes complications like callus formation, non-healing wounds, deformity, and gangrene of the legs and feet. Those with diabetic foot complications may not feel pain in the toes or the soles upon getting hit or being pricked by a pin or thorn. The wounds and cuts at the site of injury don’t give pain and may go unnoticed till they become deep and big.

This leads to the formation of an ulcer or death of the tissue of the affected part. It is a serious complication that, if not treated in time, may require amputation; a process of removing the part of the foot or leg surgically. The amputation of the affected foot or leg is a life-saving surgery that prevents the spread of infection to the adjoining parts and through the body. Such an eventuality can be prevented.

Sometimes, bones in the foot can break due to damage to the nerve and blood supply and cause a condition known as Charcot foot, making the foot swollen, warm, and deformed.

What is Diabetic Foot Treatment?

Diabetic foot treatment is the process of managing and preventing the complications associated with diabetic foot. The goals of diabetic foot treatment are to heal wounds, prevent infections, and preserve the function and appearance of the foot. Treatment also includes relieving pain and discomfort.

The right candidate for diabetic foot treatment is someone who has diabetes and is experiencing complications in the feet or legs.


Causes And Treatment Of Diabetic Foot Wound Care

Dr. Nilesh Satbhai discusses the causes of diabetic foot wounds, as well as the different treatment options available


What to expect at the consultation for Diabetic Foot Treatment?

If any diabetic patient presenting any foot complaints arrives for a consultation, Dr. Nilesh Satbhai ensures comprehensive check-ups and assessments. Assessment of the blood flow and nerve sensations in the legs and feet will be carried out. Dr. Nilesh will advise some tests to know the blood sugar levels and their effect on the heart and kidneys.

Consult Dr. Nilesh Satbhai if you notice the following signs:

  • Discoloration of the skin of toes or legs
  • Blisters, wound, injury, cut, or ulcer on the foot
  • Any cut or wound on the foot that is not healing
  • Skin-colored bumps on the sole
  • Swollen legs with red discoloration
  • Ingrown toenails

Based on the examination and tests, Dr. Nilesh Satbhai will decide the type of treatment best suited for you. If you have a diabetic foot ulcer that is not healing or some part in the foot or leg has completely lost blood flow, causing gangrene, then Dr. Nilesh Satbhai in Mumbai may recommend surgical procedures.

Procedures involved in Diabetic Foot Treatment

The procedures involved in diabetic foot treatment include the following:

Prevention of ulcer formation

Preventing ulcers includes making lifestyle changes, maintaining proper blood sugar levels, and protecting the feet from injury.

Correcting the biomechanical imbalances

Biomechanical imbalances are faults in the movements produced by internal and external forces and the body’s capacity to react to these forces. Biomechanical imbalances can be corrected through physiotherapy and arch supports.


Physiotherapy is the process of using physical means like heat, light, exercise, and massage to promote healing and relieve pain.

Surgical treatments

Diabetic foot ulcer treatment

The first step in diabetic foot ulcer treatment is debridement or the removal of dead and infected tissue from the wound.

The treatment of diabetic foot ulcers also includes “off-loading” which refers to taking the pressure off of the ulcer. This can be done with special shoes, casts, or braces.

Wound dressings are also used to treat diabetic foot ulcers. The type of dressing used will depend on the location and severity of the ulcer.

Skin grafting and flaps

Sometimes, skin grafting or flap surgery may be necessary to treat diabetic foot. Skin grafting is a procedure in which healthy skin is taken from another area of the body and transplanted to the area of the wound. Flap surgery is similar to skin grafting, but instead of taking healthy skin from another area, a flap of skin is partly cut from the area around the wound and moved to cover the wound.

Blood vessel reconstruction

In some cases, reconstructive surgery may be necessary to improve blood flow to the affected area. This can be done by bypass surgery, in which a new path is created for blood to flow around the blocked or narrow blood vessel.

Amputation of the affected part

In some severe cases, amputation of the affected part of the foot may be necessary. This is usually done as a last resort to prevent the spread of infection.


In cases where amputation is necessary, a prosthesis (artificial limb) can be used to replace the missing part of the foot.

What is the cost of Diabetic Foot Treatment in Mumbai?

The cost of diabetic foot treatment depends on the severity of the condition and the type of treatment required. Dr. Nilesh Satbhai will provide you with a detailed estimate of the cost of your diabetic foot treatment during your consultation.

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What are the benefits of Diabetic Foot Treatment?

The benefits of diabetic foot treatment include healing wounds, preventing infections, preserving function and appearance of the foot, relieving pain, and reducing discomfort.

What are the possible risks of Diabetic Foot Treatment?

The risks and complications associated with the surgical procedures of diabetic foot treatment include infection, bleeding, blood clots, and nerve damage. Experienced reconstructive surgeon Dr. Nilesh Satbhai uses the latest technologies to reduce discomfort and ensure quick healing after surgery.

Diabetic Foot Treatment

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Dr. Nilesh Satbhai
Dr. Nilesh Satbhai is a highly experienced and skillful plastic surgeon who has dedicated his career to helping patients feel at ease with their bodies. He completed his Plastic Surgery training at the prestigious Seth G. S. Medical College and K.E.M Hospital in Mumbai, after which he went on to earn his fellowship in various subfields of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Nilesh is a caring professional who takes the time to get to know his patients and understand their individual needs and goals. He is committed to providing the highest quality care possible and strives to make every patient feel comfortable and confident in their decision to undergo treatment. If you are considering plastic or reconstructive surgery, Dr. Nilesh Satbhai is a trusted surgeon who can provide you with the results you desire.
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