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Diabetes

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Neuropathy & Painful Feet Are Often Type 2 Diabetic Issues
People living with diabetes have elevated blood sugar (glucose) levels. Over time these elevated levels can damage the nerve fibers, frequently in the legs and feet. This nerve damage can cause a distinct type of pain—diabetic nerve pain or neuropathy—characterized by a burning, shooting, pins and needles pain.

Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are often worse at night, and may include:

  • Numbness or reduced ability to feel pain or temperature changes
  • A tingling or burning sensation
  • Sharp pains or cramps
  • Increased sensitivity to touch — for some people, even the weight of a bed sheet can be agonizing
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of reflexes, especially in the ankle
  • Loss of balance and coordination
  • Serious foot problems, such as ulcers, infections, deformities, and bone and joint pain

Fusions are sometimes used to treat arthritic conditions of the foot and ankle. These procedures involve the removal of cartilage and any diseased bone from a joint to produce a fusion of at least two bones to create one bone. This removal of cartilage exposes the underlying bone on both sides of the joint. These joints surfaces are then compressed together with some form of fixation to create the fusion. Fusions can be done with screws, plates, or pins or a combination of these.

With Kangapoda, your bed can be tucked in and your painful feet and toes can lie comfortably without pressure. It is awesome!


 

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