pain in my diabetic foot
I am overweight and a diabetic patient(DM type 1,DKA) , whenever I walk or stand for a long and sit to take rest and the moment I stand up again my left foot is very painful some nerves are really painful and I start limping. yesterday I walked and stood for almost 2 and a half hours and now the pain is nothing like what I endured earlier I am not even able to move my Thumb without experiencing pain and the nerves in question are right below my foot thumb towards the middle of the foot they usually bulge a bit and today as well its the same but the pain is too much when I consulted a doctor (not now previously I did and the answer tells me not to go back ) the doctor, said its because you are heavy reduce weight and you will be fine, I reduced somewhat 10 kgs but it was still there and now I have again put on weight please let me know why the pain comes and goes?
Thank you ANSWER
Certainly excess weight has something to do with the problem you describe and losing weight would help your feet in general as well as help your diabetes, but the age old problem that occurs is if your foot is hurting it is hard to exercise and thus it is hard to lose weight.
Based on your story it sounds like either you have a problem with a big toe joint, or perhaps with the sesamoid
bone directly underneath the big toe joint.
Both of these problems could be aggravated by excess weight but your weight is not the only reason you could develop pain in that area.
I would recommend you try and find a doctor in your area who specializes in foot problems. In general terms, internists and family doctors know very little about foot problems and they tend to lump all foot pain into a couple of the more common diagnoses related to the feet.
In order to avoid more serious foot problems as you move forward, it is very important to control your blood sugars.
Marc Mitnick DPMDISCLAIMER