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Eastern India’s First Comprehensive Foot And Ankle Clinic At Apollo

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Ease Pressure On Feet With Specialized Foot Care    

The feet takes the weight of the entire body which is why it is important to protect the foot and ankle.  Did you know that 80% of people suffer from various types of ankle injuries, which they tend to ignore? Many face pain in their feet after walking for short distances and try expensive shoes for comfort.

Common deformities like heel problem, high arched foot and flat foot are often neglected to lead to further complications. These include excruciating back pain, muscle pain, ankle sprains, leg pain, inability to walk or stand for long hours. Ignoring these symptoms can lead to bigger and complicated issues. These issues can be addressed with a 3D foot scan for proper detection and then work on the cure at an early stage to prevent surgeries at a later stage.

 

 

Advanced comprehensive Foot and Ankle Clinic:

Apollo Hospitals in Chennai launched in 1983 as India’s chain of corporate hospitals is now seen as Asia’s foremost trusted integrated healthcare group. Their hospitals has been at the forefront of new medical advancements with the most recent investment being the commissioning of South East Asia’s very first Proton Therapy Centre in Chennai.

Apollo Clinic has taken on another initiative with a first of it’s kind, advanced comprehensive Foot and Ankle clinic in presence of Atletico De Kolkata(ATK) football players Edu Garcia, RoyKrishna and Pritam Kotal. The purpose of setting up this clinic is early diagnosis of various problems related to the foot and ankle. The clinic looks to address all kinds of abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. These include diabetic foot, plantar fasciitis, flat feet and arthritis along with alleviate day to day problems such as thickened toenails, fungal nail infections or ingrown toenails.

 

Apollo Foot & Ankle Clinic Launch in presence of ATK players Edu Garcia, Roy
Krishna and Pritam Kotal.

 

What To Expect At The Clinic:

Apollo’s Foot and Ankle Clinic will be equipped with 3D foot scan, which has an artificial intelligence indicator. The artificial intelligence in this scanning machine detects the degree of problem and recommends the remedial product. There is screening and treatment of at-risk patients as well as prevention for future foot problems through education and advice. Patients are also assisted in function and mobility with preventive measures for minimization of deformity. Orthopaedic footwear is also prescribed for desired pressure relief. The clinic also works towards reducing the risk of ulceration or amputation.

The clinic is equipped to work in tandem with other departments when it comes to serious cases of foot and ankle ailments. Dr Kushal Nag consultant orthopaedic surgeon (specializing foot and ankle), Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, says “Apart from flat foot, high arched foot, another critical problem we see is the diabetic foot which leads to foot ulcers. For treating such patients with surgeries, having a set up in a tertiary care hospital is extremely important as other departments can address related complications like foot amputation risks.”

 


 

More To The List:

The clinic also looks to assess and treat foot problems relating to, yet not restricted to, diabetes and vascular diseases, systemic arthropathies and other rheumatological conditions. Issues like biomechanical and musculoskeletal assessment and soft tissue disorders including corns and calluses are also tackled in the clinic.

 

The clinic boasts of a state of the art expertise with advanced 3D Scanning, pressure mapping and amp and using other diagnostic equipment when required. There are also trained podiatric specialists with specialised foot care services like clinical pedicure and corn removal.

To meet requirements of orthotic support, there is an extensive range available including orthopaedic footwear. Advice is also given on bespoke and therapeutic footwear with the fitting of customized orthotic products.

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