Diabetic neuropathy in the foot

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Avatar n tn If one is diabetic and has an accident causing trauma, like blunt force, to the foot damaging nerves, is this considered diabetic neuropathy, or can it lead to diabetic neuropathy? A comprehensive foot exam to assess the skin, muscles, bones, circulation, and sensation of the feet is in order. People who cannot sense pressure from a pinprick may have lost protective sensation and are at risk for developing foot sores that may not heal properly. There are other tests the doctor can run.
Avatar n tn Hi, I am afraid that the pain from diabetic neuropathy can be very severe, although varying in descriptors--some people have sharp pain, while others have a creepy-crawly feeling, and others have all burning pain like what you described. It wil often improve with good control over your blood sugars, especially if you have not had the neuropathy for very long. but if not, there are a number of medications that can help. Most can be fairly expensive however, including Lyrica and neurontin.
Avatar n tn Does the problem I am having with the tingling in my foot, and the burning on the top of one toe, sound as though it may be pre-diabetic related? Thank you.
Avatar n tn I went to my neuro for foot drop that was in my left foot. He sent me to a physical therapist and he also conducted a Nerve conduction test and an EMG. He said the nerve conduction was great but the EMB showed the Axiom levels were increaced. I am afraid he only suspects ALS. My father died over 30 years ago and until his death did not know what he had.
Avatar f tn Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 15 to 30 minutes twice a day. Children under 15 years – do 10 to 15 minutes twice a day. Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.
Avatar n tn What are suggestions for relieving non diabet neuropathy in the feet. This came in both feet immediately following double knee replacements--in fact, within three days. This was more than eight years ago. I have taken amitripyline until a few months ago when I got tired of blasting my body with anti-depressants. What is the non chemical/nutritional or other help?
Avatar n tn I found out that Prilosec and Previcid will cause a vitamin B deficiency. I have developed the peripheral neuropathy but when I started mega dosing on b12(the sublingual kind) i am starting to get better.I was first diagnosed with Pakinson's. They ruled out ALS. I was given Zoloft for depression because the doctors could not make a diagnosis. I started the B12 shots a week ago. What I want to know is will I return to normal if I continue to mega dose?
Avatar m tn The localized skin irritation could be due the paresthesia after diabetic neuropathy. This neuropathy appears as a tingling sensation on skins and appears after long standing diabetes. Another possibility could be an ulcer formation in the skin of leg, called as diabetic ulcer. If you suffer continuous tingling sensation on skin of leg, please arrange an appointment with a neurologist right away who will evaluate the possibilities here and can provide you an appropriate treatment.
Avatar n tn There is an infrared photo energy therapy that might help your neuropathy, been around for a few years. The problem with you being on morphine is that you cannot take other medications that cause sleepiness. With that said, Lyrica can numb nerve pain, but it makes you sleepy, so you'll need to talk to your doc. Also, an ordinary B vitamin supplement may help your nerves. In addition, could be your knees are getting so bad that surgical intervention may be necessary now.
144586 tn?1284669764 The answer to this problem lies in using an inexpensive digital camera with self-timer and close-up lens. The camera is set up under the foot or in front of the toes (or both) , the self-time is set, and an image that may be enlarged of the feet is obtained. This will immediately show inflammation or infection of areas that must be debrided by the podiatrist.
Avatar f tn I will be seeking a second opinion. As for the diabetic neuropathy, I have done numerous tests for diabetes and for neuropathy separately. If anything is clear, it is that I do not have blood sugar problems, not do I have nerve damage anywhere, including my feet. They tested both the major nerves and the fine nerves in my legs and arms. It's interesting that you mention your condition because my neurologist once spoke of how problems in your spine can account for pain in your feet.
Avatar m tn If needed, specific tests such as EMG and nerve conduction studies may be required, and these tests also help to guide the search of the cause of the problem. Once it is determine that a neuropathy is the problem, the cause can be determine with also the history and the exam, the EMG-NCV, and blood work.
6639481 tn?1383270182 4 years later I have very intense sensory neuropathy of the right leg, from the right buttocks (splitting the peri area in half) to my toes. I utilize VA health care for my medical needs. My neurosurgeon told me "what you have now is all you will ever have". I must wear thin socks when I go to bed, but during the day I feel as though I have bands that tighten around my calf and foot. I get burning "hot" sensations on my calf if I wear pants.
Avatar f tn I have neuropathy in my right calf down, left foot & both hands. Mine is better without the medication. I do use a lidoderm patch for my right foot. I think my meds were making my pain worse.
Avatar n tn How does diabetic neuropathy cause falls in older people. I am 62 with diabetes mellitus and diabetic polyneuropathy. I have fallen several times for no apparant reason. The last time that I fell I tore two ligaments in my knee.
Avatar f tn I have iced it off and on, and taken a high dose of ibuprofen, to try and cut the inflammation, now day 8 and I am seeing improvement, very little swelling, I am able to bend ankle and wiggle toes some, but limited, and foot is still painful and stiff. I am guessing in the next few days I will be able to gradually work into putting weight on it, as that was the progression I had last time this happened. It came on with no warning, and has been debilitating.
Avatar n tn The other night I was trying to sleep and couldnt because my foot felt so cold and numb.. but on the inside. Like if you touch it its not cold but i feel like im walking in the snow. Even when i put on socks it doesnt help.. It kind of tingles and its so uncomfortable that I cant sleep. There is no swelling or anything usual on the outside. This doesnt happen often, maybe once a month but it still bugs me and i have no clue what it is. I tried to search online but had no luck.
640719 tn?1277143630 I'm not a diabetic. I was surprised when I discovered a article connecting this Neuropathy to the thyroid. Just wondering if anyone else can relate to this and add any info to the condition? I'm not sure why I experience this sometimes for many many weeks then it goes away. Anyone?
Avatar n tn 7 Fasting sugar 202 PP 142 No PB Smoking 5 cigarette per day Occasionally i have burning sensation on skin on foot and underneath the foot also unesay feeling If B12 is taken the same is getting subsided Pl guide hrk
Avatar n tn I'm having sharp pains in the bottom of my feet. Sometimes it's in the ball of my foot , in the middle and also the heels. I'm not sure what's going on but it hurts really bad and it comes and goes.
Avatar n tn I was wondering if all this pain in her upper body (chest, stomach, hips) as well as pain in the legs and arms are due to diabetic neuropathy or could this be caused by other factors? Do all diabetic neuropathy patients suffer with pain in the legs only or is pain in the upper body possible? I have not gotten any concrete response from the doctors and am very desperate as my sister has not been sleeping due to the pain she feels 24 hours a day. Please help me....
Avatar n tn As you may or may not know, the nerves that serve the lower extremity originate fromt he lumbosacral spinal cord and travel down the legs. The most common cause of a foot drop is peroneal nerve injury at the level of the knee, although patients who have lower back problems such as degenerative disc disease may experience foot drop as a result of a herniated disc at the L5 nerve root level where the peripheral nerve exits the spinal cord, known as an L5 radiculopathy.
Avatar n tn Long ago the podiatrist said the severe destruction from the OA resulted in nerve compression and hence the neuropathy. The neurologist said the neuropathy (of unknown origin) caused the collapse of the bones/Charcot Joints. I've been through extensive testing for the cause of the neuropathy but everything came back negative including cervical MRI for syringomyelia. Is the podiatrist's impression totally wrong ? Thank you !
Avatar n tn ok earlier today i reliezed a numbness on the top-side of my foot right before the base of my big toe on my left foot. i am 15 and ive only had diabetes 5 years with pretty good control. when it first started i thought maybe i was just witting on it but when i still felt it about 5 hours later i started to get worried. i didnt injure my foot recently and i do not know what can be causing this feeling. is it the diabetes? i dont think so but it also does look a little numb.
Avatar m tn Poked with a needle and was not prickly until the needle moved up the foot. The foot tingles sharpley (almost painful). The nerve about 3 inches above the ankle when touched creats a tinglt feeling, also when I rotate my ankle it creates discomfort where the foot tingles. The skin feels slightly dryer but hard to tell due to large scar from injury when I was a 6, injury did not affect nerve or tendons. I am 49 now. I have been checked for MS (mri) many times due to NAION.
Avatar n tn Thank you for your replies. My problem is with my left foot, primarily in the area of the big toe and the toe next to it. There is no problem in any other area of my body. The pain and numbness are confined to my left foot. The sensations run the gamut of dull, sharp, burning, tingling, and every other word I've ever heard to describe pain. After the NCV portion of the EMG, the Dr. told me I had 2 damaged nerves. I am 51 years old and have a history of phlebitis for 31 years of those 51.
Avatar n tn I have been a type 2 diabetic for 7 years now. I have never had any foot problems until recently. A few weeks ago I notice a pain whenever I walked underneath my foot on the padding between the toes and arch. The area hurts to press on it or even massage it. There is not wound there just extreme pain when I walk. If I walk in shoes or slipper the pain is less because it is cushioned. but if I walk in socks or barefoot the pain is worse. I don't know what this could be.
Avatar f tn Since late oct i had extreme coldness in right leg and foot (i have achilles tendonitis in it) i went to my gp who said foot pulse was opk and should go away. Since then, it has got worse. it in both legs and hands and arms. (worse on right side) I get tingling in them too. Plus spasms/twitches in my fingers. Been back to my gp who says could be raynauds. But i dont have the typical white fingers etc for that. Its worse at night and gets painful.
Avatar f tn I have had a battery of tests with no proper diagnosis other than that the fine hair cell nerves are getting irritated by sugar in the cells around them. I am not diabetic but am on the curve in that my metabolisis of sugar is slightly slower than normal. It all started 7 years ago when the underside of my foot felt a bit warm. I even wondered if there was a problem in my shoes picking up heat from the footpath. We were in Hawaii on holidays at the time.