Diabetic Neuropathy is a type of nerve neuropathy that occurs from having diabetes mellitus. Having high levels of glucose in your body can affect a person’s body, including nerve function. This specific neuropathy usually begins in the legs and feet giving individual symptoms of numbness or weakness at the feet.
This condition develops due to lack of insulin and abnormal metabolism affecting nerves and blood vessels. These uncontrolled glucose levels interfere with the signals to the nerves correctly leading to diabetic neuropathy.
Signs and Symptoms
An individual can experience an array of symptoms with this condition. One may experience numbness in the feet, tingling or burning sensations of the legs and feet, cramping, muscle weakness, imbalance and sharp pains in the legs and feet areas. The symptom may also present as a hot object burning under you feet.
If an individual continues to experience any of these signs or symptoms, they should be seen by a specialist to determine the reason for the pain. For additional information or questions, you can contact California Sports & Rehab at (310) 652-6060 or visit our website at http://emg-ncv.com, (EMG/NCS). We can accommodate your needs in one of our convenient locations in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.