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I have diabetic why does my feet hurt?
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Neuropathy
A common complication of diabetes mellitus is peripheral neuropathy - pins/needles sensation in the feet & legs.
This is due to nerve damage from diabetes. There are meds to help manage this. You should also get your feet examined at every doctor's visit because you can get infected cuts on your feet without feeling it. The most important thing is to keep your diabetes in excellent control.

In brief: Neuropathy
A common complication of diabetes mellitus is peripheral neuropathy - pins/needles sensation in the feet & legs.
This is due to nerve damage from diabetes. There are meds to help manage this. You should also get your feet examined at every doctor's visit because you can get infected cuts on your feet without feeling it. The most important thing is to keep your diabetes in excellent control.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pain, numbness.
When diabetics have uncontrolled blood sugars their nerves pay the price over time.
They can have tingling, burning, and numbness, or even pain, and once it happens it's impossible to get normal sensation back. Some medications reduce the tingling, but nothing can reverse numbness.

In brief: Pain, numbness.
When diabetics have uncontrolled blood sugars their nerves pay the price over time.
They can have tingling, burning, and numbness, or even pain, and once it happens it's impossible to get normal sensation back. Some medications reduce the tingling, but nothing can reverse numbness.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
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In brief: Many possibilities
Pain could be due to different reasons.
A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams may help to determine the right cause. Pain may be due to: trauma (fracture, sprains, arthritis, ulcers), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), biomechanical abnormality, blood clot, nerve damage (neuropathy) and etc. Get evaluated and get the appropriate care.

In brief: Many possibilities
Pain could be due to different reasons.
A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams may help to determine the right cause. Pain may be due to: trauma (fracture, sprains, arthritis, ulcers), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), biomechanical abnormality, blood clot, nerve damage (neuropathy) and etc. Get evaluated and get the appropriate care.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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In brief: Diabetic neuropathy
Diabetics can get nerve damage in their feet called neuropathy.
The small nerve endings get damaged from glycolysis. The excessive glucose damages the nerves that leads to neuropathy.

In brief: Diabetic neuropathy
Diabetics can get nerve damage in their feet called neuropathy.
The small nerve endings get damaged from glycolysis. The excessive glucose damages the nerves that leads to neuropathy.
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
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