Foot pain can be extremely painful, but it is also very common among children, young adults, older adults, and elderly. The most common foot problems are plantar faciitis, achilles tendonitis, and heel pain.
There is no definite answer as to why or how diabetes is caused in an individual. There are many factors that may play a role in the development of diabetes such as genetics, bacterial infection, blood sugar levels, and obesity. Although, many of us know there is no cure for diabetes, there are several ways to manage this disease through: diet, exercise, and medication.
Problems that affect your feet as a diabetic:
Diabetic neuropathy: nerve damage that can occur in the legs and feet causing lack of feeling in those areas. This nerve damage can also affect the muscle functions leading to troubles and pain while ambulating.
Peripheral vascular disease: this a condition as describes as "poor blood flow" which can cause other complications such as ulcers or infections that will not allow wounds to heal properly.
Common foot problems with diabetes?
Complications of diabetic foot:
Treatment for Diabetic Feet:
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