Diabetic Foot Clinic

The Diabetic Foot Clinic of M.V.Hospital for Diabetes, Royapuram called M.V. Centre for Diabetic Foot Care, Podiatry, Research and Management, provides routine integrated examination for diabetic patients. The services of the clinic include education of the patient in practical aspects of foot care, the early recognition of foot at risk, special advice on selection of footwear, and providing a comprehensive care for all diabetic foot complications. Special footwear is manufactured in technical collaboration with Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar.

Standard footwear for diabetic patients is being manufactured using cost effective and commercially available cushioning materials. Three different kinds of insoles are developed and used to construct footwear for diabetic patients with neuropathy. The materials selected are polyurethane, ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), microcellular rubber (MCR). A full-length foam inner sole is included in the footwear to cradle and support the foot. Polyurethane, EVA, and MCR are relatively lightweight, shock absorbent, flexible, and highly durable materials.

High Risk Footwear (Moulded Footwear) is being done for the patients with high risk foot ulcers or deformity. It is constructed over the positive model of the patient’s foot, using leather and other materials of equal quality with some form of sandals. Recurrence of foot ulcers can be prevented by using moulded footwear, which provides effective load distribution.

The entire diabetic foot clinic department, its services and staff, revolve around the well being and care of the diabetic foot patients. The staff of this centre adhere to the highest traditions of professional service and function as a highly motivated team that provides total diabetes care and cure to the patients.


  • The clinic has the required facilities and Staff to provide the following services.
    Education of Patients & Carers
  • Timely detection of high risk foot through routine foot examination by specially trained staff capable of recognizing risk factors for ulceration and amputation
  • Measures to reduce risk, including podiatry, appropriate footwear and vascular and orthopedic interventions
  • Prompt and effective treatment of active problems, including ulcers, infection and ischemia.

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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

Dr.Vijay Viswanathan is explaining about the foot scan machine to Ms. Dipika Pallikal.

Luminoscope Qualitative Analysis

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.

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