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What is the treatment for foot pain and senseless foot in diabetes ?

Hi, what is the treatment for foot pain and senseless foot for diabetes ..Is this serious problem?.how to control or avoid this
Asked On : Fri, 8 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello venkat;
welcome to HealthcareMagic
The loss of sensation in foot is common in diabetic patients and is due to damage to the sensory nerves and is called Diabetic Neuropathy.As for the pain it needs to be seen what sort of pain you have for which yo have to get examined by a doctor to know the reason.The loss of sensation is surely a seroius thing although not life threatening and you have to get treated for it.The treatment is taking vitamins for improving the sensation in the foot.Please consult a doctor ;get examined and he will prescribe you the needed medicines.
Answered: Fri, 8 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.Welcome.Distinguish between ischaemia(absent DORSALIS PEDIS pulse) and peripheral neuropathy.In practice many have both.In neuropathy sensations are decreased and ankle jerks absent.Ischemia is confirmed by DOPPLER test.Any evidence of neuropathy or ischemia puts the patient at risk of foot ulcers which are usually painless.Management irregular chiropody,relieve high pressure areas with therapeutic shoes and antibiotics for infection. Amputation becomes necessary if gangrene takes place.So all diabetics must take special care of their feet.Good luck.
Answered: Fri, 23 Sep 2011
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Cardiologist Dr. Naresh Ruparelia's  Response
Hi well come to HCM.
sencseless foot with burning pain occures due to diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
You may submit for EMG report to know the extent of involvement. If the pain is very
severe can be treated with pregabalin and methylcobalamin ie B12,pyridoxine B6 and
thiamineB1 vitamins. Thanks
Answered: Fri, 23 Sep 2011
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