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.
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
numb tingling hands and feet
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
Topical creams, Vitamin B pills, many others
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
Is It Possible To Prevent Diabetic Neuropathy?
Diabetes frequently leads to diabetic neuropathy. In order to begin treatment and foot care as soon as possible, it is critical to be informed of the risk factors for this ailment as well as its symptoms. Every year, the American Diabetes Association advises comprehensive foot exams for all diabetic patients. The doctor will examine your feet and look for blisters, sores, and poor circulation. The patient should also make sure of the following:
Take Care When Trimming Your Toenails
To prevent your nails from growing into your skin and spreading infection, always cut in a straight line. Ingrown nails and other issues that could result in infection can be avoided by maintaining uniformly clipped nails.
Wear Quality Shoes
Wearing shoes that protect your feet is crucial. Make sure your shoes fit snugly, particularly the area around your toes. Keep your socks clean at all times to prevent fungus and infection. Your feet will benefit from support and injury prevention from good orthopedic shoes.
Maintain a healthy blood pressure level
It is crucial to try to control blood pressure since people with diabetes are more likely to have high blood pressure, which lowers the risk of developing diabetic neuropathy. Your blood vessels are harmed by high blood pressure, which increases your risk of developing diabetic neuropathy if you already have diabetes.
Daily healthy eating
Remember that in order to maintain the health of your nerves and arteries and prevent artery hardening, it is crucial to incorporate fruits and vegetables in your regular diet while avoiding fats.
About 30 minutes of moderate activity each day, at least five times per week, is typically advised by the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.
Maintaining an active lifestyle will aid the circulation to your hands and feet by keeping your heart healthy and preventing the hardening of your arteries.