Diabetes can lead to many problems, one of them being diabetic neuropathy, a nerve disorder that causes you to lose feeling in your feet. This condition is a result of continuous high blood glucose levels for many years. However, there are treatments for diabetic neuropathy, depending on what type you have, whether it is autonomic neuropathy, proximal motor neuropathy, cranial mononeuropathy, radiculopathy or polyneuropathy. Here are a few general treatments that could possibly help you with your case of diabetic neuropathy.
2. Gently massage the area by hand to reduce pain and help you relax a bit more.
3. Infrared light can sometimes help to stimulate nerve function.
4. Acupuncture is a great way to help stimulate nerves and relieve pain and tension in the body.
Ultimately your podiatrist will be able to decide which option is best for your specific case, but this should give you a pretty good idea of some of the treatment options that are available to you. Until you decide to pursue one of these treatments, a few things you can do to keep your condition from worsening would be:
1. Stay in control of your blood glucose levels and ensure they are in a safe range.
2. Let your doctor know of any changes you’ve experienced in your body functions.
3. Inspect your feet every single day.