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Diabetic. Legs amputated. Stump is painful. What do we do?

hi my mum is diabetic for the last forty three years five years ago she had one of her leg amputated it is now a year since the second one has been amputated she now complains ever nite of the second stump been very painful what is the course of this she wears both her prostheses for about half hour everyday and does walk a bit with both thnks
Asked On : Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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Diabetologist 's  Response
Aug 2012
Dear Shaams,

Painful stump warrants a few things. Somebody should help her check the stump- how's the temperature of the surface, is there redness, is there any blister/ tenderness, is it getting discoloured bluish, is the prosthesis fitting well- just snugly and not tightly around the stump, does she have fever, does she have pin-prick sensation, tingling or just plain pain ...please make sure you rule out all these possibilities and if you notice that something is certainly present then take her to her surgeon for the further care. Otherwise a Diabetologist can suggest medications for the neuropathic pain if none of the above symptoms exist at the stump other than pain. Wish you good luck.
Answered: Thu, 30 Aug 2012
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