Is pain in your feet a sign of diabetes?
The most common contributor to diabetic foot pain is a nerve problem called Peripheral Neuropathy. This is where the nerves are directly affected by the disease process. This can be present at the same time as numbness in the feet. Sensory neuropathy symptoms can include burning, tingling or a stabbing pain.
What helps diabetic foot pain?
Take an Over-the-Counter Pain Reliever
Acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen can ease mild to moderate pain caused by diabetic nerve damage, says Kimberly Sackheim, DO, a clinical assistant professor of rehabilitation medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Rusk Rehabilitation.
Can diabetic nerve pain go away?
It usually affects on nerve or group of nerves in the head, torso, or legs—but any nerve in the body can be affected. However, focal neuropathy symptoms usually go away in a few weeks. The best way to prevent diabetic neuropathy is by keeping your blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible.
What are signs of diabetic feet?
Warning Signs of Diabetic Foot Problems
- Increase swelling of legs or feet.
- Change of skin color.
- Burning or tingling sensation.
- Lack of feeling in the feet.
- Numbness in the toes.
- Ingrown toenails.
- Slow to heal sores.
- Cracks between toes.