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What causes burning in feet and leg pain in a diabetic patient?

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Posted on Tue, 24 May 2016
Question: I'm a type 2 diabetic. I have burning in my feet and leg pain. My Dr don't listen to me about this pain. Also have anxiety and back pain. How do I get him to listen?
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
diabetic neuropathy

Detailed Answer:
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I am sorry to hear that your medical provider is not listening to your complaints of feet and leg pain. This could be a sign of diabetic neuropathy and should be treated appropriately. Your medical provide instead has told you that you are crazy and need to see a psychiatrist or counselor. I think you should actually be searching for a new primary care provider or an endocrinologist who will better serve you. If you have neuropathy there are treatments that can help and there is special monitoring that needs to be done each visit too. So if your doctor is not really listening then see another doctor who will listen and take appropriate action is what you need.

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What causes burning in feet and leg pain in a diabetic patient?

Brief Answer: diabetic neuropathy Detailed Answer: Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns I am sorry to hear that your medical provider is not listening to your complaints of feet and leg pain. This could be a sign of diabetic neuropathy and should be treated appropriately. Your medical provide instead has told you that you are crazy and need to see a psychiatrist or counselor. I think you should actually be searching for a new primary care provider or an endocrinologist who will better serve you. If you have neuropathy there are treatments that can help and there is special monitoring that needs to be done each visit too. So if your doctor is not really listening then see another doctor who will listen and take appropriate action is what you need. I hope I answered your question. Please contact us again if you have any additional questions