Do your feet tingle, burn or itch? If so, then you might have some nerves going haywire in your feet. Millions of people are affected by neuropathy which causes the nerves in the feet and eventually the hands to start acting weird. The feet are usually affected first because those nerves are the longest and therefore the most difficult to keep healthy. Sometimes neuropathy does not hurt; it just causes a strange or numb sensation. But when neuropathy does hurt, it can feel like the limbs are being attacked by thousands of sharp needles, ice buckets or hot pokers.
You might feel like you are under attack if you have painful diabetic neuropathy. Treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy should first start with supplements and gaining control of blood sugar levels. Next, the treatment usually involves medications that are ingested by mouth. These oral medications treat nerve pain . Unfortunately, these same treatments can lead to other problems like drowsiness, dizziness and difficu...
In the first segment , we covered what things could be causing our feet to hurt. In the last segment we covered symptoms and how to report them to our doctor. In this segment, we will review treatments options for our painful feet.
Did you know our feet talk? It’s true; our feet can tell us about our overall health. Take a minute to review what our feet tell us, here . This slideshow covers many of the topics we reviewed in the first segment and gives us a clear picture of how our feet talk to us in more ways than one.
The Next Step
What a metaphor—one-step at a time. If our foot pain is more than soreness from normal wear and tear created by their performance under pressure, it’s time to consider a treatment plan. Plans vary with what is causing our foot pain, it is not a one-shoe-fits-all approach. Foot pain can have a variety of causes , symptoms , and individualized treatments.
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As I’m sitting here thinking about what to write, it occurred to me that it’s cold outside and I have two fires going in my home. I’m parked in the dining room chair gazing at the crackling fire for thought of what to write and cold weather thoughts enter my mind. As a kid growing up in a suburb of Philadelphia, winter was fun, sledding down mountain roads, riding horseback in fresh snow, sleigh rides, cross-country skiing. They are some of my most vivid memories. But do I remember being cold and in particular my hands and feet? I worked at the barn in the freezing temperatures, but I don’t remember being cold… How could raw temperatures in the teens escape my memory? The reason, of course, is energy output!! My basal temperature is lower than average. My husband laughs at me because I run in long sleeves and tights until it hits 75 degrees! I’m never in the cold standing… well, maybe once, helping sell Christmas trees at my step son’s HS cross country fundraiser. And ye...
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