INAUGURATION OF A NEW PODIATRY CLINIC AT M.V.CENTRE FOR DIABETES MYLAPORE BY MS. DIPIKA PALLIKAL, NATIONAL SQUASH CHAMPION ON WEDNESDAY, 1ST OF SEPTEMBER, 2010.
Photo (Left) Ms. Dipika Pallikal, National Squash Champion is inaugurating the Podiatry Clinic of the centre. Dr.Vijay Viswanathan, Managing Director of the centre (right) can be seen. Photo (Right) Dr.Vijay Viswanathan is explaining about the foot scan machine to Ms. Dipika Pallikal.
Photo (Left) Luminoscope Qualitative Analysis. Photo (Right) Ms. Dipika Pallikal is being briefed about the new footwear DIASTEP.
About new Podiatry Clinic at Mylapore
The new foot care (Podiatry) clinic at M. V. Centre for Diabetes, Mylapore, offers an expansion of foot care services provided by experts at Podiatry clinic at M. V. Hospital for Diabetes, Royapuram. This Foot care clinic is a regional center where patients can be treated for a variety of conditions, including in-growing toe nail, fungal infections of the toe, callus, while providing diagnostic tests such as foot pressure measurements, detection of sensory loss in the foot and many more. This new Foot Care centre clinic provides routine integrated care of the feet of diabetic patients. The services of the clinic include education of the patient in practical aspects of foot care, early recognition of feet at risk and treatment of various foot problems in people with diabetes. Special advice will also be provided for selection of right type-of-footwear.
Several studies have shown that the regular wear of therapeutic footwear, foot education, and diabetic foot care, prevents ulceration, reduces re-ulceration and amputation. Apart from these, Customized insoles are prescribed to offload high pressures from the metatarsal heads and from other areas, which helps in reducing the risk of plantar ulceration. Recently, The M.V. Hospital for Diabetes, Royapuram, introduced DIASTEP a customized foot wear and also the manufacture of therapeutic insoles at its podiatry centre in Royapuram.