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I have type 2 diabetes. I am having pain in my right foot. Pinky and ring toe. Mostly when I’m wearing shoes. Minutes After removing shoes the pain starts to disappear. Please help me with this screeching pain. I’m afraid I won’t be able to work.

By Anonymous August 12, 2018 - 12:22pm
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Hello, Anon. Thank you for your message.

The most common contributor to (diabetic) foot pain is a nerve problem called peripheral neuropathy. This is where the nerves are directly affected by the disease process. This can be present at the same time as numbness in the feet. Motor neuropathy can contribute to another painful diabetic condition where the nerves to the muscles become affected by the disease. Some of the first muscles to become affected are the small muscles of the feet. When motor neuropathy occurs, it can affect walking, cause increased rubbing of the foot in the shoe, inflammation of the skin, callus formation, and pain. This can be made worse by shoes that are too tight or don't give proper support if you are on your feet all day.

Making sure your diabetes is controlled is very important. Foot exercises, massage, and using foot rolling devices are good ways to help muscles and joints from becoming stiff. If the pain is as bad as you say, I advise seeing your doctor.


August 12, 2018 - 12:54pm
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