Neuropathy can be moderate pain that includes burning, shooting, and stabbing pains to severe pain that includes sensory loss, reduced thermal sensation, and late complications such as ulcers. At least 60% of patients with diabetes have some degree of neuropathy. Diabetes makes your blood sugar level higher than normal. These high blood sugar levels can damage nerves in the body. The most important thing you can do for yourself is keep your blood sugar as closely controlled as possible and get regular exercise and keep your weight under control. It is the numbness in your feet that can increase your risk for ulceration and amputation, not the pain itself. There are options to control your neuropathy and not only diabetic are affected. Call today for a consultation on how to treat the burning, tingling and shooting pain in your feet.
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