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When The Big Toe Is Hurting And Being A Diabetic
I am A type 2 diabetic of my right foot on my big toe it is very swollen and hurts alot I'm wondering if it is possible that I could develop gangrene?
Try not to get: Yourself worked up as this will only raise your sugar levels. I would not jump to conclusion of an gangrene but I would seek immediate help and if its the weekend then you go to hospital ER. Diabetic foot infections are serious. Now, it may or may not be an infection as gout, or say fracture are possibilities as well. But, have it evaluated now. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Circulation: Diabetes can affect the small blood vessels by calcifying (plaque) development. This is very common. You need to see a podiatrist or vascular surgeon or cardiologist to have an arterial doppler exam done on your legs and feet to determine flow. Additional testing such as mr or ct angiography may be necessary and a lower leg angioplasty may help. Keep walking and exercise! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a purple spot onmy big toe. It itched badly the first day but hasn't since. It is not painful. I'm also diabetic.
Why is my big toe feeling knumb for the las 2 weeks an im not diabetic no hypertension no sickness disease tht i know of?
Just noticed my big toe is numb is it cause it fell asleep? An as of last phyical last year i'm border line diabetic
Neuropathy: It is possible to get small nerve fiber disease prior to an official diagnosis of diabetes. May be wise to have an epidermal nerve fiber density test performed. A podiatrist can perform. I would also be interested in knowing if you have any history of low back pain as this can cause the numbness in the big toe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have soreness on my left big toe top corner and pain. took CIFI CV for 5 days but no cure. 'am diabetic. what is the remedy?
I am diabetic & have horrible pain in my right big toe. No swelling but the pain is very severe and keeps me from walking. Itz not gout. Any ideas?
Possibly gout: Severe pain in the big toe (assuming no traumatic causes) always makes us suspicious of gout. Being a diabetic also heightens our concern for a neuropathy. Best to see your family doctor or internist to confirm your diagnosis and to rule out diabetic causes to the pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which is best product for fungus on the nail big toe I am diabetic and some products burn my skin ?
Consider laser...: Because of your diabetic status, you are smart to be careful with your treatment. See your podiatrist. Ask them about topical medications that can be used with those with sensitive skin, but you may also want to ask them about their thoughts about incorporating laser therapy too. There is valid evidence based research with this type of treatment for some. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any diabetic with : Foot pain warrants a in person exam as there is little room for misdiagnosis. You could have sesamoiditis, a stress fracture, tendonitis etc. Any possibility of a charcot foot must be considered. You make no mention of skin integrity and this must be examined as well. If you have neuropathy a foreign body should be ruled out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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