painful to walk

I am a type 2 diabetic. My feet feel like I am walking on rocks all the time. It’s like I can’t feel the ground. My top of my feet also hurt. They actually hurt all the way around. It feels like my shoes are too tight, but they’re really not. Its probably because they are swollen. I also just started wearing diabetic socks hoping it would help. I am in a predicament where I am unable to elevate my feet, so they are constantly swollen. Can cold weather cause feet to swell? Before the predicament I am in, they didn’t use to swell. They just hurt when I walk. I could tell you more but it’s too personal.

Thank you

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    It sounds like you are experiencing diabetic neuropathy symptoms which can impact circulation and cause swelling, tingling, and pain. The symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can vary greatly and not only do they impact balance but also autonomic or subconscious nervous system functions such as sweating. How is your blood sugar control? I would suggest looking into vitamin supplementation for nerve health namely Metanx or L-Taurine.

    These can be prescribed by your medical doctor. Another important benefit for diabetics with nerve symptoms is to keep their body flexible through workouts such as yoga or tai chi. I hope this helps.

    Dr. Emily Splichal
    Please be advised: we do not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

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