Diabetic Foot

Diabetes is a disease that causes either insufficient production of Insulin or low sensitivity to Insulin. Prolonged high blood sugar levels causes damage to many areas of the body including the foot. And diabetic people are prone to foot problems.


Types

1. Diabetic Neuropathy – This causes nerve damage and leads to numbness and pain in the feet.

2. Peripheral Vascular Disease – A circulatory condition in which narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to the limbs.

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Symptoms

  • Numbness in the toes
  • Loss of feeling in the feet
  • Skin discoloration
  • Swelling of the feet
  • Cracks between toes
  • Painful tingling
  • Wounds with or without drainage

Causes

  • Prolonged high blood sugar levels
  • Footwear
  • Nerve Damage
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Trauma to the foot

Homeopathy Treatment

Homeocare International offers Constitutional Homeopathic Treatment for Diabetic Foot. It takes into consideration the person’s symptoms as well as the physical constitution of the mind. Homeopathy offers an effective treatment of diabetic foot ulcers both by reducing the symptoms and containing the infection from further spread. Apart from the healing of the ulcer, the homeopathic treatment also help with the improvement in general health.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Skin injuries generally heal within two weeks, but cuts may take up to three weeks to heal in people with diabetes.
An Epsom salt foot soak may sound relaxing, but diabetic people should avoid soaking their feet for long periods.
A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that occurs in approximately 15 percent of patients with diabetes, and is commonly located on the bottom of the foot.
No, diabetic people should never walk bare foot, even indoors.
Diabetic foot problems also include bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes, fungal infections, dryness of the skin, and ingrown toenails. These problems are not specific to diabetes, but may occur more commonly due to the nerve and vascular damage caused by diabetes.

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***Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person