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Can diabetic neuropathy give a feeling like you toes arent there?

Can diabetic neuropathy give a feeling like you toes arent there?

Yes it can: Diabetic neuropathy can cause symptoms such as those you described, and also has been associated with symptoms of pain, numbness, burning sensation, and tingling to name a few. The feeling you describes makes neuropathy dangerous since patients can get sores or wounds and not feel it and then it gets infected. I would also suggest you check with your doctor regarding your circulation. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Can diabetic neuropathy give a feeling like you legs are numb?

Can diabetic neuropathy give a feeling like you legs are numb?

Yes: Neuropathy is suggested by the numbness. An evaluation will clarify whether it is due to diabetes of other causes. We can also see paresthesias which are skin sensations but not due to neuropathy. If you have diabetes one would be concerned this is diabetic neuropathy but not all neuropathies in people with diabetes is due to diabetes. You need an appropriate evaluation to clarify this. ...Read more

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Is dizziness a sign of diabeties? I have been getting very weird dizzy spells quite often. Could you tell me some other symptoms as well? Thank you.

Is dizziness a sign of diabeties? I have been getting very weird dizzy spells quite often. Could you tell me some other symptoms as well? Thank you.

Not usually: The classic symptoms of diabetes includes increased thirst, urination and hunger. If you become hypovolemic from urinating too much (your body trying to get rid of the extra glucose in the blood), you could become light-headed if you stand up too quickly. This sounds like you should discuss your dizzy spells with your dr. To make sure you are safe. ...Read more

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Can diabetic neuropathy in toes seem like you have ingrown toenails both toes hurt?

Yes: Patients with neuropathy in feet often get it to tips of toes, always check for ingrown nail though just to be safe. ...Read more

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Really weird question- what would happen if i don't get treatment for small fiber neuropathy other than be in pain and have weird sensations?

Really weird question- what would happen if i don't get treatment for small fiber neuropathy other than be in pain and have weird sensations?

Likely get worse: See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3086960 ; http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/small_fiber_peripheral_neuropathy for some background. I would suggest focusing more on overall health, especially diabetes mellitus, a common complex promoting condition. If so, go lchf foods ; get hba1c at least <6.0%, optimal 5.0%, optimize NMR lipoproteins, get sitting resting sbp <120 mmhg, etc. ...Read more

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What does diabetic neuropathy in the feet and toes feel like? Does taking prescription metanx help? ..Been type-1 for 30+ years

Bad: Diabetic neuropathy in feet and toes, usual symptoms include burning, tingling, numbness, and pain. One or a combination of the symptoms may occur. I have had mixed results with metanx which is mainly a Folic Acid on steroids which aids nerve health. ...Read more

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What causes a foot to feel like you are walking on pebbles while wearing your shoes?

What causes a foot to feel like you are walking on pebbles while wearing your shoes?

See below: You could have loss of the fat pad under the ball of your feet and you are feeling the metatarsal heads. ...Read more

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I have arthritis in feet, any shoes or socks especially good for people like me?

I have arthritis in feet, any shoes or socks especially good for people like me?

Footwear: I am not aware of any particular type of sock that will help but shoes can be very helpful. In general shoes for people with arthritis have to be fitted so they accomodate for any foot deformities that you might have as well as being supportive of the 3 arches in the feet and avoid stressing the tendons that go into the foot. Best course is to see a foot specialist: podiatrist, orthopedist. ...Read more

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Can orthaheel sandles give you heel pain, or injure an otherwise healthy foot? My feet seem to feel like they have developed pains they did not have.

Can orthaheel sandles give you heel pain, or injure an otherwise healthy foot?  My feet seem to feel like they have developed pains they did not have.

Foot pain: Remember, everyone's anatomy is different & 1 thing doesn't work for everyone. Get it checked by your podiatrist or orthopedic foot doctor. ...Read more

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My toes are cold and my feet are kind of pale. Is this a problem? I don't have anemia or heart problems.

My toes are cold and my feet are kind of pale. Is this a problem? I don't have anemia or heart problems.

Common disorder: You may have reynauds which makes feet or hands cold and discolored. Would get it checked to make sure but many people have it even someone in my family. ...Read more

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Type 1 diabetic, lately have been feeling dizzy, headache, and cold tips of fingers. Could this be a circulation or kidney problem?

Type 1 diabetic, lately have been feeling dizzy, headache, and cold tips of fingers. Could this be a circulation or kidney problem?

Diabetic problems: As a type 1 diabetic, you certainly can have kidney disease. To find out, see a physician and collect a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein along with some blood work done and the answer to your kidneys' function will be easy to determine. As far as your fingers go, diabetics can have peripheral artery disease which affects their legs. See your physician about your finger problems. ...Read more

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I don't wear high heels or tights shoes but have been diagnosed with painful neuroma , would lots of walking and jogging cause this please . Thank you?

I don't wear high heels or tights shoes but have been diagnosed with painful neuroma , would lots of walking and jogging cause this please . Thank you?

Morton's Neuroma: Possible. Interdigital "Morton's" Neuroma etiology is not fully known but thought to be due to repetitive microtrauma of the nerve around the ligament near it. Most often occurs in females between 2nd and 3rd metatarsal heads. You should try nonoperative treatment 1st with a wide shoe box with firm sole and metatarsal pad and if that fails consider surgery with a Foot and Ankle orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What can help relieve big toe pain known not be related to gout; I do have quite flat feet and am active.?

What can help relieve big toe pain known not be related to gout; I do have quite flat feet and am active.?

Maybe not your flat: The first joint (dp), or larger second (mcp)? Is is the pain located on the side, top, or bottom of the joint, if it is the first dp, it can be traumatic; it can be arthritis; psoriatic arthritis loves this joint. If on the bottom of the first, could be tendonous. If at the bottom of the mcp joint, you have two sesamoid bones that can be fractured, or inflammed.See a good specialist who can sort! ...Read more

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Have diabetes type 2 feet are purpelish coloring what can I do?

Have diabetes type 2 feet are purpelish coloring what can I do?

Vascular changes: Skin discoloration may be due to arterial or vascular pathology. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I am having diabetic neuropathy. It is very painful. My doctor wants to try neurontin (gabapentin). It may also help with my restless legs syndrome. any ideas?

I am having diabetic neuropathy.  It is very painful.  My doctor wants to try neurontin (gabapentin).  It may also help with my restless legs syndrome. any ideas?

PN & RLS Rx: Neurontin (gabapentin) is used to treat both those conditions. It is possible that you have both, but be careful. The symptoms overlap. There are special symptoms for RLS that PN does not have- such as it improves with walking. People with RLS often have a low ferritin level, and such cases improve with iron therapy. ...Read more

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When i walk as exercize my legs hurt, ankles & calves.Also i get fatigue as well. I am a diabetic taking many medications. Could it be my medications. I do not have any neropathy in my feet & can do other forms of exercize such as stationary arobics, weig

When i walk as exercize my legs hurt, ankles & calves.Also i get fatigue as well. I am a diabetic taking many medications. Could it be my medications. I do not have any neropathy in my feet & can do other forms of exercize such as stationary arobics, weig

Easily tired legs: Even though you do not have a neuropathy, you may have claudication, a condition causing reduced blood flow to the legs. You should consult your physician who can check your pulses in your legs and refer you to a vascular surgeon if necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Diabetic Neuropathy (Definition)

Diabetic neuropathy is a problem of the nerves seen in patients with diabetes. Diabetes damages the small blood vessels of the nerves, which may result in ...Read more


Dr. Tanya Russo
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Diabetic Nerve Problems (Definition)

Also known as diabetes neuropathy, this is a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes that can cause pain, tingling, or numbness—loss of feeling—in the hands, ...Read more