Diabetic foot care

 

 

 

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In modern time Diabetes has become one of the biggest health challenge that world is facing. Due to sedentary lifestyle and stress number of Diabetic patient are increasing day by day.

All diabetic patients are at high risk of developing Foot pain and ulcers if they are not controlling their blood sugar.
Therefore controlling the blood sugar and foot care are of prime importance.

Alarming Symptoms of the foot in Diabetic patients:

  • Tingling sensation
  • Numbness Burning (especially in the evening)
  • Pain

Diabetic foot

Exhibition of any pathological symptoms in foot, that results directly from diabetes mellitus.
Foot pain and ulcers are the result of neuropathy, in which persistent high blood sugar damages the nerves in the actual foot.
The more common ailment is foot ulcers, in which skin in and around the toes begins to crack and tear, leading to pain and the risk of infection.

Symptoms of Diabetic foot

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Open lesions
  • Cracks
  • Sores
  • Pus
  • Bad Odor
  • Pain in your ankle

It’s important to check your feet every day if there is any

  • Ulcer
  • Unusual swelling
  • Redness
  • Blisters
  • Ingrown nail
  • Bruising or cuts
  • Corn

Proper foot care

  • Frequently trim your toenails. It reduces possible cracks or skin splits.
  • Take care of your skin. Use moisturizer on the tops of your feet but not in between the toes.
  • Exercise your feet daily.
  • Protect your feet from the weather. Wear socks when it’s cold and keep it ventilated properly in summer
  • Wear comfortable shoes.

Avoid

  • Don’t chew Tobacco.
  • Don’t smoke, it causes a reduced blood flow to your feet and it slows down wound healing.
  • Don’t walk on the bare foot.
  • Don’t soak feet in a hot water.
  • Don’t use any sharp objects to clean your foot.
  • Don’t wear socks with constricting bands.

Foot care through Ayurvedic remedies

Padaabhyanga

Beauty and relax time.
Ayurvedic medical foot massage with herbal oils like

  • Karpooradi Thaila oil+ Sahacharadi Thaila
  • Jathyadi Thaila oil+ Nimba Thaila
  • Manjistadi Thaila oil

Take an opinion through nearby Ayurveda Doctor about the procedure.

Padaavagaha (no hot treatments!)

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Ayurvedic herbal decoction foot soak. Prepare a herbal decoction using below mentioned herbal powders

  • Panchavalkaladi Churna or Powder
  • Triphaladi Churna or Powder

Padalepana

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Ayurvedic herbal paste application. Prepare a Herbal paste using below mentioned herbal powders.

  • Panchavalkaladi Churna or Powder
  • Nimba Churna powder
  • Mamsarohini Churna or Powder

Diet

Vitamins and minerals rich food should be your goal. Diabetics should emphasize zinc, vitamin A, magnesium, vitamin C and copper.
These substances can help improve your immune system, which can help your body healing process and overcome infections.
Intake enough of protein. Protein provides the foundation for tissue growth, cell renewal, and repair resulting from a wound. Insufficient dietary protein can slow the rate and quality of wound healing.
Body weight should always under scanner, so that normal blood pressure could be maintained.
Adequate vitamin D levels help prevent development of diabetes and with glycemic control, which is very important for neuropathy.

Slow-release Carbs are useful

  • Fresh fruits
  • nuts
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Most beans
  • Lentils
  • Barley
  • Complete Oats

Fast-acting Carbs are better to avoid

  • Candy
  • Short-grain white rice
  • cakes
  • White bread
  • Tapioca pudding
  • Cornmeal
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Energy bars
  • Dried fruits and fruit leathers
  • Sports beverages and soda
  • Oatmeal

Exercise

Exercise your feet and both the legs every day and it will enhance blood circulation to your feet.
Yogasana are very useful.

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