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Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve disorder that can cause numbness and pain in those suffering from diabetes. The feet, legs, arms and internal organs can all be affected by the condition. The longer you have diabetes the higher the chances of developing neuropathy. Poor circulation, obesity, high blood pressure, smoking and alcohol use can all contribute to the disease as well. Performing a daily foot examination, checking shoes, and properly cleaning the feet can all preventative measures to the keep the feet healthy, especially when dealing with diabetes.

Aside from neuropathy and paresthesia, several nerve complications can ail the feet. For assistance with a nerve disorder in your lower extremities, visit Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn can provide you with a specific diagnosis and work with you to alleviate your symptoms.

Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle

There are two nerve disorders of the foot and ankle called Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. These conditions affect the hands as well, and are caused by stress and genetics. People who suffer from Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome are prone to serious pain and inflammation in the area.

Pain that is associated with Interdigital Neuroma is often from local inflammation in the nerves in the front of the foot. Symptoms include pain, burning, and/or tingling sensations of the toes.

There are several steps a doctor will take to determine if one has Neuroma such as: radiographs, MRIs, and bone scans. Surgery is not required in many instances, and should only be considered when the patient is suffering from persistent pain.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that is less common than Interdigital Neuroma. It only seems to affect patients who have severe ankle pain which begins in the bottom of the foot extending all the way to the calf.  In other instances one may encounter partial numbness and atrophy if the cases are extreme.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Brent Riley, who lost his leg to diabetes, is pictured with his family, from left, Dash, 12; his wife, Kathy; Cookie (their dog); and Ella, 8.A man from the Midwest named Brent Riley found out at age 28 that he had had diabetes for probably many years. Despite his concerns he still had trouble taking care of his feet the way doctors told him too, and soon he developed neuropathy.

After a while he lost all feeling in his feet, and one day came home from work with broken toes and a broken arch. The bones in Riley’s toes became infected, and all five were amputated from his right foot. Four years later a giant blister popped up on his foot, and the news of more bone infections prompted him to decide to have his leg removed from under his knee.

If left untreated, diabetes can lead to severe complications in the feet, including loss of limbs. For help dealing with your diabetes, visit a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn can diagnose your feet with any conditions you might not know about and guide you toward the next step.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people of all ages each year. Diabetes damages blood vessels in many parts of the body, including the feet. When damage occurs to nerves in the feet, they may be unable to send the proper signals to the peripheral nervous system, resulting in a condition known as neuropathy. Once a diabetic patient develops neuropathy, it is imperative that the feet are well taken care of to avoid possible amputation of the feet.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

- Regularly check your feet for bruises or sores.
- Wear socks that fit your feet; socks shouldn’t be tight.
- Wear properly fitting shoes that are comfortable.

Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their Hemoglobin A1C levels as this test lets the physician know how well the blood sugar levels have been controlled during the past 3 months. It is important to keep the blood sugar levels in a normal range (70-110mg/dl). It is advisable to visit a podiatrist if the diabetic patient is experiencing any conditions involving the feet.

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If you have any questions, please contact our office in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Description: http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=GS&Date=20130326&Category=ARTICLES&ArtNo=130329649&Ref=AR&MaxW=445&border=0Erik Bendle and his 6 ½- year-old black mouth cur dog Nice made a 6,000 mile trek in order to raise diabetes awareness. Bendle made this journey after losing his mother Gerta Bendle due to complications of diabetes. Gerta underwent gallbladder surgery and lost her toes from diabetes. One obese woman had neuropathy -- or lack of feeling -- in her feet. She started walking and lost a lot of weight, Bendle said. "She could move her feet again. She was as happy as a schoolgirl." Bendle's motto is simple: "Love yourself -- go for a walk."

If you are currently suffering from diabetes and need help with diabetic foot care, it is recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn can help you manage your diabetic feet to ensure that they remain healthy, while also providing you with any treatment options if any problems do arise.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people of all ages each year. Diabetes damages blood vessels in many parts of the body, including the feet. When damage occurs to nerves in the feet, they may be unable to send the proper signals to the peripheral nervous system, resulting in a condition known as neuropathy. Once a diabetic patient develops neuropathy, it is imperative that the feet are well taken care of to avoid possible amputation of the feet.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet
- Regularly check your feet for bruises or sores.
- Wear socks that fit your feet; socks shouldn’t be tight.
- Wear properly fitting shoes that are comfortable.

For more information on caring for your diabetic feet, visit our link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, which is located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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