Insoles

· Insoles are only prescribed by a specialist following a comprehensive assessment including an examination, pressure plate measurements and 3D scanning. We offer both Customised and Ready-made insoles

· The insoles are fully transferable and can be used in different shoes. They can reduce or eliminate pain/discomfort whilst standing, walking or running.

· Insoles can be prescribed for all age groups including children who have gait problems or deformities

Routine Examination

According to International guidelines people with diabetes should have their feet checked at least once a year in a diabetic foot clinic, even if there are no apparent problems. This can increase to 4 or more times per year if someone has peripheral nerve damage – neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease, foot ulceration or wounds.

Fungal Nail Treatments

Muzaini clinic is the first podiatry clinic offering fungal nail treatment in Kuwait using the latest technologies. Fungal toenail infections are notoriously difficult to diagnose using standard microbiology and results take 2 weeks to obtain results. We are now able to offer a highly reliable and fast diagnosis using a new testing method. Results are obtained in 5 minutes and are more reliable than standard microbiology laboratory methods.

Previous treatments for fungal toenail infections include:

  • Tablets – however these can affect the liver
  • Creams/solutions – these need to be used for a long time and have a relatively low success rate.

However, Laser treatment that we use does not have side effects and is effective with a high success rates of up to 80%

 

Diabetic Foot problems

There are 3 main conditions that can cause diabetic foot problems, which may occur on their own or in combination.

These are:

  • Peripheral Neuropathy (nerve damage / loss of sensation)
  • Peripheral arterial Disease (poor circulation)
  • Infection

Nerves in the feet can become damaged by diabetes causing a loss of pain, pressure, hot sensation. This means a small wound can go undetected leading to larger problems even ulceration, gangrene and amputation.

The nerves controlling muscles can also be affected leading to foot deformities and altered gait.

Additionally, the nerves supplying the sweat glands can be affected leading to dry, hard skin that can be thick, thin, fragile and easily damaged.

 

Nail Surgery for in-growing toenails

Minor surgery using local anaesthesia can be performed for in-growing toenails when conservative treatments fail. There are two main techniques that are routinely used these are full surgical resection of part or the whole nail plate or partial or full resection with chemical ablation of the root matrix using phenol. We offer both of these options.

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Do I have to have diabetes to visit your clinic?
No, we deal with all foot problems that can occur in people with or without diabetes, such as: foot infections, foot and heel pain, plantar fasciitis, fungal toenails, thick nails, blisters, callus, corns, flat feet, lymphoedema ……and many more.

What makes your clinic special?
Our clinic is the only one in Kuwait that deals most foot problems in one place. We uniquely specialise in the management of the diabetic foot, wound- care, non-invasive vascular imaging, medical foot and nail care.

Can amputations be prevented?
Yes. Many published papers, articles and research have been published that show up to 80% of lower limb amputations can be prevented in specialist diabetic foot clinics.

 I am a diabetic patient and don’t have any problems with my feet. Should I visit your clinic?
Yes you should. Latest recommendations from the American Podiatry Association and the American Vascular Society recommend that all diabetic patients should visit a diabetic foot clinic at least once a year. Many foot problems do not have clear symptoms or go unnoticed therefore attending a diabetic foot clinic regularly for checks is strongly advised to keep your feet healthy and avoid future problems.