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What To Do When A Diabetic Foot Is In Sort Of Numb And Feels Weird
Multiple factors: Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage and therefore can never be 100% restored. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the key. Keep blood sugars under control. Stop smoking (affects circulation to nerves) limit alcohol use which destroys nerves. Vit. B may levels should be checked and supplemented as required. Narcotics will mask the symptoms but won’t resolve the issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Numb Diabetic Feet: We have found in our podiatry clinic that there is a lot of variability in levels of severity of diabetic neuropathy and symptoms also vary but mostly early symptoms of numbness, stabbing, burning, tingling and electric shocks that are recurrent when resting seem to be correlating with fasting blood sugar levels. Symptoms are less when patients have good sugar control; you should strive for this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"does foot reflexology help with diabetic foot numbness?" i message my feet daily after bathing an drying well.
No...but try this: Diabetic neuropathy can occur even when bs is controlled but the first thing you want to focus on is keeping your numbers at goal. Capscaicin is an otc cream that is known to help this neuropathy and a supplement called metanx which needs prescription can also help. Otherwise there are meds that can be prescribed by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a doctor!: Could be due to diabetic neuropathy, or numbness in the feet due to diabetes which often starts out painful. If your feet are already numb and you are having breakthrough pain it could be something more serious and should be seen by a podiatrist asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a doctor: Diabetic foot pain can be due to a variety of causes, which can include nerve-related pain; unrecognized injury; poor circulation; charcot arthropathy, etc. However, with a diabetic foot, it is crucial to see a doctor to determine the cause of the pain to make sure that it is not something serious that requires immediate attention. There are also prescription medications that can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Diabetic foot care is very important. Being diabetic puts you at risk for many issues that can affect the feet. Having a specialist inspect your feet on a quarterly basis can prevent devastating effects diabetes can have including ulcers, infections and possibly loss of limb. So it is very important to have a relationship with a podiatrist who can perform this care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diabetic foot infect: The diabetic can develop ulcers in the foot that can get colonized with bacteria and infected easily. The ability of the diabetic to heal is compromised. Often, these ulcers are colonized with more than one type of bacteria. The level of infection can advance (become deeper) very quickly and then muscle, tendon and bone become exposed creating further treatment challenges. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neuropathy pain: Often times diabetic peripheral neuropathy causes burning, tingling, and even shooting pains. Nighttime is usually most severe. First step in treatment is blood glucose control. Topical creams and gels have shown positive results. Keep in mind that the cause of nerve injury in diabetes is unknown, therefore, treatment is not specific. Your physicians should be able to provide guidance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Podiatrist: It depends on what your foot problem is. Most podiatrists see many diabetics in there practice for a variety of foot problems from neuropathy, pvd, nail care. Infections , corns and calluses, and ulcers. I like to see diabetics on a regular basis to keep them from having ulcer and other foot problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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