If you have diabetes, you are at risk for peripheral neuropathy (nerve dysfunction and pain). Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are burning, tingling, numbness, and other abnormal sensations. This typically occurs in the feet and lower legs or in a stocking-glove pattern (feet and hands). Peripheral neuropathy is the major risk factor for diabetic foot ulcers. If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is important to visit your podiatrist for advice on how to protect your feet and decrease pain.
Dr. Erin Kalla is a foot & ankle specialist in Long Beach, CA. She specializes in foot & ankle surgery, sports medicine, and diabetic foot care.