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Help for Burning Foot Pain in Beaver County, PA

Nerve pain…

Do your feet burn at night, keeping you up?

Burning Foot Pain

Do you have tingling and numbness in your feet?

Have you given up on treating Burning Foot Pain and painful diabetic neuropathy in Moon Twp?

We can help!

You don’t have to live with burning foot pain.

What is diabetic neuropathy?

Diabetics often get what is called “stocking-gloves” neuropathy. This is a numbness tingling or pain starting at the tips of fingers and toes and working its way up if not controlled.

At first, you may not even notice it happening. But if you are a type 1 or type 2 diabetic and you let your blood sugar remain uncontrolled, you will get diabetic neuropathy.

While you may think numbness is no big deal, the results of NOT being able to feel small injuries can have BIG consequences.

Nerve damage may make you unable to feel cuts scrapes, or even splinters until its too late and infection has occurred. Then because diabetes has a negative affect on your ability to heal wounds, a small scrapes can lead to hospitalization, surgery, and even amputation.

What are the different types of diabetic neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy

numb tingling hands and feet

Autonomic neuropathy

dry skin, loss of sweating, hair loss

What causes diabetic neuropathy?

Prolonged high blood sugar, caused by poor diets and improper medication

How is diabetic neuropathy diagnosed?

Your podiatrist can do a physical exam that tests protective sensation with a 5.07 Semmes Weinstein filament, in minutes in the office

For more in depth information, an EMG or nerve conduction study will be ordered when appropriate

How is diabetic neuropathy treated?

The treatment plan is very individualized depending on the patient

Pain management

Topical creams, Vitamin B pills, many others

Managing complications

Have some one or use a mirror to check the bottom of your feet daily

always wear protective shoe gear

dry your feet after bathing -especially between the toes

See your podiatrist regularly

Can I prevent diabetic neuropathy?

Keep “white” out of your diet- white sugar, white flour, desserts, juices, pops, anything with high fructose corn syrup

The most recent studies suggest 15 minute walks after each meal do more to lower blood sugar than one large walk. It’s also easier on your body.

See Your Podiatrist regularly and don’t wait when small problems appear.