First, you must realize that the human body is a remarkable and complicated system of interdependent structures, organs and tissues that work together day in and day out to work in methods we often take for given. The cardiovascular system pulls oxygen from the lungs and transfers it through the capillary and into blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells.
When there is obstruction in the arteries, it can result in a serious medical condition called Ischemia (is-KE’ me-ah). This condition is generally triggered by arterial plaque, blood clots or even injury to arteries, and can affect significant organs like the brain or heart. Ischemic foot refers to inadequate blood supply to the foot, which restricts oxygen and nutrient accessibility and causes loss of regular function.
Reasons for and Threat Elements of Ischemic Foot
The most regular reason for Ischemic foot is atherosclerosis– a collection of plaque in the arteries. Arterial plaque is mainly made of fat, cholesterol, and calcium and is a tough and sticky compound. The plaque develops at a slow rate which makes early detection hard. In nations where industrialization has occurred, it can typically start in early youth. Therefore, over time atherosclerosis solidifies and narrows the arteries, minimizing blood circulation through the constricted vessels.
Other reasons for the ischemic foot include embolism in the artery, injury to the artery and arterial spasms.
Threat elements consist of cigarette smoking, old age, high cholesterol, hypertension (high blood pressure), household history cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and weight problems.
Signs of Ischemic Foot
Ischemic signs depend on how rapidly the blood flow is disturbed and where the clog happens. Signs in early phases consist of muscles cramps after activity, cold feet, and toe discolorations (turning purple or reddish). Signs at sophisticated phases include sores that stops working to recover, burning pain in the ball of the foot and toes. This discomfort is called “resting discomfort” because it is present even when you are resting or asleep. When these sores are left neglected, they can cause gangrene and necrosis– premature cell death in organs and tissue.
Treatment for Ischemic Foot
When the the threat elements are controlled, particularly smoking cigarettes, is really essential. Controlling the threats can make the difference between life and death. The primary focus of treatment is to consistently increase blood supply to the affected body part(s), specifically in the early stages. Sufficient blood circulation will secure the internal tissues, and also keep healthy skin. This will assist in avoiding the formation of sores.
Patients must prevent walking barefoot who suffer from ischemia to reduce their risk of unintentional injury. These patients should wear socks and comfy shoes most of the time. Therefore reducing the probability of skin ulcers and lesions from friction and inflammation.
Dr. Manohar can prescribe specific prescription medications can promote much healthier circulation. There are also medications prevent the development of the illness and lower the impact of other danger elements. Medications may also be advised to fight infection and reduce discomfort.
In worse situations, or if there is a danger of tissue death (gangrene), surgery may be suggested in an effort to prevent amputation. Surgical treatment is typically performed to get rid of the blockage or bypass the impacted artery.
Serious obstructions in the arteries that resulted in ischemic foot might be dealt with via a surgical procedure called endarterectomy. This procedure eliminates clusters of plaque from the affected artery.
Your local Brandon Podiatrist has the answer
The Brandon Podiatrist, Rajnish Manohar, has decades of experience in the podiatry business. He can help you diagnose and treat any foot ailment you have. To make an appointment with his office in Brandon, please call (813) 502-5904. Another way to get in touch is by using our convenient scheduling form.
Dr. Manohar has been in private practice as a Podiatrist in Zephyrhills since 2001, treating Foot and Ankle Pain including Diabetic Foot Pain and Neuropathy, as well as, providing routine Diabetic Foot Care.
Dr. Manohar is board certified by the American Board of medical specialties in Podiatric Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr. Manohar resides in Temple Terrace, Florida.
Dr. Manohar specializes in treating foot and ankle pain, Plantar Fasciitis and Heel spurs, Neuromas, Peripheral Neuropathy, Ingrown toenails, Non healing wounds, corns, calluses, Warts, Cysts, Toenail fungus.