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Diabetic Neuropathy: Pay Attention to Your Feet
What is Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy?
Typically, in diabetic peripheral neuropathy of the feet you will begin to notice sensory changes such as numbness or tingling in your toes. Initially, these symptoms may come and go, but, in time, will be constant. When experiencing these symptoms, they may interfere with your sleep, or cause you to awaken from your sleep. Over a period of time, these disturbances may cause a loss of feeling that may even hinder your ability to detect the tightness of your shoes. Even a pebble in your shoe can go unnoticed as time goes on, which can injure your foot.
Prevent Complications of Diabetes
If you have diabetes, it’s crucial to examine your feet every day and after every injury, regardless of how minor you may think the injury is. If you notice redness, swelling, persistent pain, numbness, tingling or any other unusual signs on any part of your foot, call your podiatrist immediately as this could signify serious health problems.
What’s Causing my Leg Pain?
Leg pain and discomfort can knock you off your feet for a variety of reasons, but it should never be ignored. Aching calves, burning legs, numbness in your feet—pain in the lower extremities is a common complaint that might send you to your podiatrist. If you are experiencing leg pain, it can be due to an array of reasons including:
Shin Splints. This type of lower leg pain occurs when connective tissues and muscles along the edge of the shin bone become inflamed. You may experience this after running or jumping, especially on hard surfaces due to the repetitive force that overloads muscles and tendons.
Flat Feet. If you suffer from flat feet, and do not have proper orthotics or shoes you can experience leg pain. Due to the outward rotation of the foot and leg, you may begin to feel pain. To treat flat feet, it is important to a podiatrist, for proper diagnosis and orthotics.
Sprained Ankle. A fracture or sprain can also cause leg pain. For mild sprains, your New York podiatrist recommends RICE: rest, ice, compression and elevation. For a more severe sprain or fracture, apply ice and visit Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., FACFAS, P.L.L.C. immediately.
Diabetic Neuropathy. With diabetes, nerves can be damaged from high blood sugar levels. Diabetes can cause pain in both legs along with numbness and less sensation in lower legs. By visiting your podiatrist in New York you can take charge of your diabetes and protect your feet and legs.
By visiting Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., FACFAS, P.L.L.C., you can prevent leg pain and foot pain. Visit your New York podiatrist today for further diagnosis and treatment options so you can live pain free.