diabetic neuropathy

If you have diabetes, your elevated glucose levels can also be responsible for damaging the nerves in your feet and legs. This type of nerve damage caused by diabetes is referred to as diabetic neuropathy.

The symptoms of diabetic neuropathy include numbness, tingling, or burning sensations in your feet. You may have difficulty sensing temperature changes in your feet, or your feet may be overly sensitive to touch. You may experience cramps or pain, muscle weakness, or a loss of coordination or balance. Diabetic neuropathy can also limit your ability to detect and heal ordinary cuts, scrapes or other injuries to your feet, putting you at risk of developing a serious wound and/or infection.

If you have diabetes, it is vitally important to check your feet every day, and immediately see Dr. Abramsohn if you detect anything unusual. In fact, regular check-ups with Dr. Abramsohn should be part of your preventative care regimen. Along with monitoring your foot health, Dr. Abramsohn can ease the uncomfortable symptoms of diabetic neuropathy with custom orthotics, prescription medications, physical therapy, and other forms of treatment. They will also provide proper treatment of any wound that may develop to prevent it from worsening or becoming infected.

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