Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Diabetes and Foot Pain

Experiencing foot pain can be a symptom of diabetes. Unfortunately, many people do not know about or recognize this symptom and can develop diabetic peripheral neuropathy, otherwise known as nerve damage. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy usually affects the feet and can turn into a very serious health issue. While symptoms for the condition can be treated with some medications, the actual nerve damage cannot be reversed and can lead to severe issues, such as diabetic foot ulcers.

The following article highlights information from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and speaks with John M. Giurini, a Boston foot and ankle surgeon who is also the president of the surgeons’ association. The article warns against ignoring foot pain such as tingling, burning or numbness, and speaks about the issues of not only neuropathy, but also nutritional deficiencies, pinched nerves, back issues and thyroid problems that could be the cause of foot pain.

Foot pain could be a warning sign of diabetes

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