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How To Deal With Foot Pain Due To Diabetes?

How To Deal With Foot Pain Due To Diabetes?

If you have numbness or tingling sensation in your feet, then you could be suffering from diabetic peripheral neuropathy. It can have an impact on your sleep, mood and overall quality of life. Besides taking the prescribed medications, there are effective ways of dealing with foot pain stemming from high blood sugar as explained below.

  1. Taking over-the-counter medicines: Medicines such as aspirin, naproxen, acetaminophen and ibuprofen can help to serve mild to moderate pain stemming from diabetic nerve damage. But before taking these medicines, you should consult with an expert since they can raise the risk of heart attack and kidney problems.
  2. Quit smoking: Smoking may cause the blood vessels to constrict and impair the circulation. This indicates that the peripheral nerves will not get an adequate amount of nutrient-rich blood which can pave the way for more pain.
  3. Have control over your blood sugar levels: With the passage of time, the excess blood sugar levels can cause damage the peripheral nerves. When you have blood sugar levels within a healthy range, you can substantially reduce your risk of nerve damage. You should eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy and whole grains.
  4. Take more Vitamin DEven though it is hard to get the desired 600 IU of this vitamin from food, you can get it in the form of supplement. A study found that people with diabetic neuropathy can take the supplement once in a week to curb the symptoms of feet pain. Vitamin B complex plays a crucial role in improving nerve health. You should get it in right amounts so that the brain can produce certain chemicals which are required for sending information through the body channels.
  5. Take Alpha-lipoic acid supplement: The human body has the natural ability to produce little amounts of antioxidants. When you take them in recommended quantities it can regulate the blood sugar levels and ease the pain in the feet and palms. A per a study, people taking more than 600 milligrams of antioxidants on a regular basis experienced 19 percent improvement in the diabetic neuropathy symptoms within 5 weeks.
  6. Indulge in daily workouts: Regular workout can help you to combat pain in a variety of ways. It can regulate the blood sugar levels and slow down nerve damage. Exercise can surge the flow of blood to the legs and arms and it can also enliven your mood and offer relief from stress.

Note that a nerve damage can lead to loss of sensation in the feet which means that you may not realize any cut or scratch in your feet until much later which could prove fatal. Hence it is essential for you to prevent the loss of sensation. Using the methods suggested above you can deal with the foot pain related to diabetes.

Wat is the treatment rfor osteoporosis seen n lumber sphe and femur and osteopenia seen n left forearm can it affect leg feet numbness.

Wat is the treatment rfor osteoporosis seen n lumber sphe and femur and osteopenia seen n left forearm can it affect ...
Yes it can cause many such side effects. You can consult me at Lybrate for homeopathic treatment. Till then take calc phos 6x thrice.
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I am a student recently I am having intense tingling n numbness under my feet and fingers of hand, sometimes there is muscle weakness/pain and a heavy head followed by a little dizziness, I had stress issues earlier, sometimes I have difficulty in sleeping due to heavy headedness.

I am a student recently I am having intense tingling n numbness under my feet and fingers of hand, sometimes there is...
Hello and welcome to Lybrate. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. All the given symptoms can be associated with anxiety or stress disorder. I suggest telephonic counseling and online psychotherapy for you. You can contact me for further advice and treatment options. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care.
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Hi, How to improve blood circulation in legs previously underwent laser treatment in the right leg for varicose veins.

Best would be to do calf pumping exercises ,and wear compression stockings and walk regularly on an even surface ,don't stand for long at one place for more than half an hour keep moving.
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My mom is 45 years old lady. She finished her hysterectomy a year before. She feels so tired always. And her bp level lows frequently and she says that her right hand and right leg does not feel blood flow at certain times during this low bp situation. Can you pls say how to help her.

My mom is 45 years old lady. She finished her hysterectomy a year before. She feels so tired always. And her bp level...
The feeling of less blood flow is only anxiety and BP issue will no cause any such feelings. She needs to check for thyroid levels and anaemia as the causes of feeling weak
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Please am having a back pain for some years now. And it gives me numbness, burning and tingling sensation ever since I started experiencing the pain. Please I need your advice. Thank you.

Please am having a back pain for some years now. And it gives me numbness, burning and tingling sensation ever since ...
Chiropractic adjustment will help. Core Strengthening Exercises- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Back Stretching
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - What Should You Know?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - What Should You Know?

When the median nerve that runs through the palm and forearm is twisted or squeezed, a condition called the Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurs. This carpal tunnel is a passage that is narrow and is present in the ligaments and tendons. This nerve is responsible for offering a feeling sensation to the palm, index finger, thumb, and the middle finger. A part of the ring finger too shares the same. The median nerve is compressed when the tendons are irritated. This leads to pain in the forearm and arm, palm, and wrist. Additionally, this condition can cause numbness and weakness.

How does it begin? 

This condition does not occur suddenly but gradually. In the initial stage, the sufferer experiences burning, itching, and numbness in the palm. The thumb, index and the middle finger feel these symptoms. The affected individuals may notice that the hands are swollen and rendered useless. You may feel pain and numbness in one or both the hands during sleep. Slowly, the numbness and pain keeps increasing and can be felt during the day. This is why you may want to shake off hands multiple times.

Factors responsible for this condition:

Various factors can trigger Carpal tunnel syndrome. If you have had any injury to the wrist in the past that caused swelling, you may suffer from this syndrome. For instance, a sprain or fracture can trigger a Carpal tunnel syndrome. A thyroid gland that is overactive or underactive, arthritis, and overactive pituitary gland, too, can cause this condition. If your occupation involves an excessive movement of the wrists or if your lifestyle involves excessive work stress and the use of vibrating tools, then also this syndrome may affect you. Compression of the median nerve or narrowing of the space for the median nerve are the two other reasons. Fluid retention during menopause or pregnancy can also result in Carpal tunnel syndrome.

Will you be at risk?

Women are more likely to suffer from this condition as compared to men because the carpal tunnel is smaller in the former group. The symptoms are first seen in the dominant hand. The high-risk group includes diabetics and people who suffer from other metabolic disorders. People who are working with industries that deal with manufacturing, cleaning, assembly, sewing, or poultry or fish packing mostly face this disorder.

What can you do?

Surgical and non-surgical treatment methods are available for Carpal tunnel syndrome. When you are diagnosed with Carpal tunnel syndrome, undergo the treatment as advised by the doctor. Wear a splint at nights. During days, when you see swelling or redness of the palm, apply cooling packs. Take breaks from work, if it involves pressurizing the median nerve or if there is any narrowing of the space. Chiropractic therapies, acupuncture, and yoga are known to offer relief as well.

Prevention techniques:

To prevent Carpal tunnel syndrome, always ensure you stay in the right posture. Use a fingerless glove as this keeps the wrist and palm warm. Take frequent breaks from the task that you are performing, especially the ones that require too much of the wrist movement. Job demands should be considered, however, rotating tasks with colleagues can provide excellent relief. If your doctor feels that surgery is the only option left to provide relief, then you need to go for the same. With the two options of open release surgery or endoscopic surgery, you can expect symptoms to be relieved as soon as the procedure is conducted.

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52 years age. Numbness in both feet. I am a diabetic patient. Difficult to walk. Please suggest me.

52 years age. Numbness in both feet. I am a diabetic patient. Difficult to walk. Please suggest me.
It is sign of peripheral neuropathy. And needs proper treatment. It will not go by a random suggestions. You can consult me at Lybrate. Till then take acidum phosphoricum 6.
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