Clear Spring, MD
A 19-year-old female asked:

My foot feels like it's falling asleep and is in some pain. what's going on? could it be a sign of diabetes? diabetes runs in my family.

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
May be neuropathy: Anytime the sensation is altered (such as falling asleep or pain), it involves a nerve. The nerve disruption may be a sign of neuropathy. There are different reasons for this to occur and can be physical from compression of a nerve or a more serious disease, like diabetes. Talk to your primary care physician or see a podiatrist. A good history, examination and some additional diagnostics needed.
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