Does anyone have any ideas on how to deal with loss of feeling in your feet due

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  1. shamani67 profile image61
    shamani67posted 10 years ago

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to deal with loss of feeling in your feet due to diabetes?

    Loss of sensation in the feet, with constant cramping at night. The pain through the feet is excruciating. I work all day on my feet, do not get to sit down and I find this aggravates the problem. Any ideas would be most welcome.

  2. adonia profile image62
    adoniaposted 10 years ago

    try to control sugar, try some excersies & take one hour walk daily

  3. normanwinkfield profile image41
    normanwinkfieldposted 10 years ago

    Diabetes causes poor blood circulation by damaging the veins part of the circulatory system. All the blood thats pump downward via the arteries  which carry oxygen and other nutrients to fuel the body and controls pain must be routed back up by the veins, to be cleansed and  refortified is not happening with You.  You must began to assist the veins. Yes you must take matters in your own hands. Lay on you back with feet  up against the wall, massage your legs with a good quality natural oil with vitamin E, 3 0r 4 times a day.  Exercising is an absolute must. Please read my hubs:   and  "How To Build A Dynamic Body"  This will reduce the pain, it may even stopped but only for a while the disease is progressive and it will only get worse.  You got to make every effort to free yourself of this nasty disease. Email me if you need me.

  4. MedicalInfos profile image38
    MedicalInfosposted 10 years ago

    This is due to high sugar level in your blood stream, it damages your nerves system in your feet. It is better to consult a doctor where the doctor will prescribe cholesterol lowering drugs and diabetic medicines. In sever cases, pain killer will be needed too. Further more, base on diabetic medicine alone is not enough, exercises  and low GI diet are needed too. One extra point, take some multivitamins will also help too.

    1. MedicalInfos profile image38
      MedicalInfosposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      For Vitamins, consult your doctor if you are allow to take Vitamin E as supplement because Vitamin E helps in insulin production which is needed to maintain healthy blood sugar level.

  5. Sheila Wilson profile image77
    Sheila Wilsonposted 10 years ago

    What you are describing is called diabetic neuropathy. I had written this hub about diabetic feet: … -Foot-Pain

    That article has mostly general information, but I learned that some people use physical therapy from other work that I've done on the topic. There is a specific type of treatment called Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for pain relief related to diabetic neuropathy. The physical therapist also may provide special exercises that you can do at home to get the maximum benefit of the therapy you receive. Controlling your blood sugar levels will not correct the problem, but it will help prevent it from getting any worse. Please consult your doctor for a change in your diet or medication if your blood sugar levels are not within a healthy range.

  6. That Grrl profile image74
    That Grrlposted 10 years ago

    My Mom started taking salmon/ fish oil pills and found they really helped her legs. They still have the varicose veins and such but she doesn't wake up in the night with cramps in her legs. They were awful for awhile. She started taking the fish oil vitamins for some other reason - not getting the cramps is an unexpected bonus.

  7. artist101 profile image44
    artist101posted 10 years ago

    Stay hydrated. Dehydration adds to leg, and foot cramps, especially at night. 1/2 ounce per pound of body weight. CoQ10 and Krill oil increases circulation. Magnesium is very relaxing to the body, and will help to alleviate the muscle cramps. 250-500mg per day, at bedtime. Takes about 45 minutes to an hour to digest, so take an hour, or so before bedtime. For the nerve damage, b complex vitamins help. I have written a hub on diabetes … r-diabetes

    1. artist101 profile image44
      artist101posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Alpha lipoic acid, cinnamon, and chromium, all supplements, help to control blood sugar levels, and are recommended by many holistic doctors. Which is what is causing the damage in the first place.

  8. eHealer profile image67
    eHealerposted 10 years ago

    One cause of Diabetic neuropathy is the rise in blood sugar causing damage to the nerves in the feet over a number of years. Keeping your blood sugar under control is the best defense. Some researchers suggest drinking quinine (tonic water)  in moderation to help reduce pain and cramping. Also, you may want to check you potassium level or eat bananas, oranges, or other potassium rich foods. See if it helps. If you get a foot cramp, stand up and push down on your tippy toes. This is a way to reset the muscle group in your feet and force them to relax. The most important thing is to inspect your feet daily. If you have lost sensation, you are prone to injury, and as a diabetic, you can develop serious infections in your feet. As always, consult your physician. Hope this helps you.

  9. susanzheng profile image72
    susanzhengposted 10 years ago

    Dear shamanil67, 

    If this is happening to you right now, I think you should see your doctor as soon as possible.  This is one of the foot complications associated with diabetes. If you put your foot in cold water or hot water or you step on something,  you don't feel anything, I think you may have some nerve damage in you foot due to diabete, a kind of health problem called neuropathy.  Ask your dorctor and see what are his or her suggestions about this condition.   You should take every measure to insure that this condition doesn't develope further.  Work with your doctor together to take good care of your health because you have a wonderful family, and you want to enjoy your life with them.

  10. padmendra profile image44
    padmendraposted 10 years ago

    The modern medical science considers it to be a disease for the life time and prescribes the insulin as medicine for diabetes. But in naturopathy, it can be brought under control. Taking seasonal fruits, juices and drinking lot of lime and coconut water are beneficial in your case if taken regularly. Daily in the morning drink at least two glasses of water and two figs. Less milk and more butter milk be taken. 250 gm of lady finger be cut into two pieces and soaked in  water at night and in the morning drink that water and throw away lady finger. Do this experiment for a week.  Basil leaves(5-10 leaves) be taken regularly, it reduces sugar. Eat bread of flour. However, sugar, ice care,  sweets etc, oil,butter, cold drinks, non vegetarian foods, liquor and any junk/tinned food be avoided.
    Note -Do not stop taking insulin at once if used to it.

  11. landscapeartist profile image60
    landscapeartistposted 10 years ago

    What you are describing is Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy. (DPN).  I just finished writing a hub on diabetic feet that you may find helpful. … -diabetes.  I went through this with my mother-in-law before she passed away.  She had the same problem with her feet, and she even lost a toe and foot to diabetes.  You may find it helpful.


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