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What to do if a diabetic has a splinter on the bottom of his foot should he dig it out

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Fried
Diabetology 64 years experience
NO: This situation is best left to a professional who can do it with sterile instruments and can make a decision about the presence of infection and the n... Read More
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 14 years experience
No: Diabetics should never attempt to 'dig' anything out of their feet, nor self treat wounds. These all require professional care and should be evaluated... Read More

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Sounds like : You may have a charcot foot. You should get insurance. Procedures like this will cost a lot of money as likely it would be done in a hospital so you w... Read More
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 14 years experience
Charcot: This is likely from charcot which is more common in diabetics. Depending on many factors including your compliance with diabetes management and the de... Read More
Dr. Adam Ringler
Podiatry 18 years experience
Rocker-bottom foot: Rocker-bottom foot is usually caused by a diabetic condition known as charcot disease. This can cause significant deformity of the foot and the deform... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Nerve: Most common causes are: herniated disk causing pressure on one of the nerves going to the foot (radiculopathy). Tarsal tunnel syndrome also can caus... Read More
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 37 years experience
Neuroma: Morton's neuroma, is the most likely cause of localized pain associated with numbness, in the balls of peoples feet. However, your kind of young ... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: Foot pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are nee... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Athletes foot: Reminder all Diabetics should receive an annual foot exam to identify high risk foot conditions. This exam should include assessment of protective se... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
LDAN: Sounds like length dependent axonal neuropathy. This is frequently due to dm, but could be any one of a number of other diseases. Treatment is reall... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: You probably have plantar fasciitis. The pain characteristically is worse in the morning. If the pain is just in the ball of the foot, then it would b... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
Meds, surgery: You can consider a minor surgery to remove a neuroma. It would be a little more rare to have neuromas on both feet but this does happen. You could hav... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
100 : Blood sugar is fine. Neuropathy is treated with different medications and some supplements.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Plantar fasciitis?: Inflammation of the plantar fascia could be the culprit. See a foot doctor.
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Dr. Daniel Weiss
Endocrinology 46 years experience
If : If you are on metformin, chances are you have diabetes not "borderline" which is not a real diagnosis. The pain you have is likely caused by nerve dam... Read More

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