By Dr Sibasankar Dalai
Sr. Consultant Neuro Vascular Intervention
Published on 19/07/2022
- What is diabetes?
- What are some common foot problems with diabetes?
- Diabetic foot care
- Frequently Asked Questions:
What is diabetes?
- A loss of feeling
- Numbness or tingling
- Blisters or other painless wounds.
- Discoloration of the skin and changes in temperature.
- Red stripes
- Wounds with or without drainage.
- Painful tingling
- Stains on socks
- Shaking chills
- Uncontrollable blood sugar
What are some common foot problems with diabetes?
Diabetic foot care
Frequently Asked Questions:
People with diabetes must take special care to protect their feet from infection. Diabetes increases the amount of sugar in the blood.
Diabetic foot pain often feels different from other types of foot pain, such as that caused by tendonitis or plantar fasciitis. This is usually a sharp, stabbing pain rather than a dull ache.
Peripheral neuropathy is a type of nerve damage caused by diabetes that causes you to lose feeling in your feet. This can be a disaster if you walk without foot protection. Diabetes can also compromise your circulation.
Therefore, a diabetic foot massager is a great way to increase the flexibility and mobility of your feet. Diabetics also often have restricted blood flow to the feet, which massage can help increase.