People who live with Type 2 diabetes may develop pain in certain areas of the body, such as the feet and legs. National Pain Institute offers diabetes pain treatments for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What Is Diabetes Pain?
Diabetes pain may be an acute or chronic disorder that results from the blood sugar changes in people with Type 2 diabetes. When blood sugar is not properly managed or well-controlled, nerve damage can occur and cause pain symptoms.
What Are the Symptoms of Diabetes Pain?
- Numbness or weakness in the legs
- Problems walking or standing
- Burning sensations in the legs that may disrupt sleep
- Hip, leg or foot pain
- Itching along the legs
What Are the Benefits of Treatment for Diabetes Pain?
Diabetes pain typically indicates a more severe medical condition that requires appropriate treatment and changes to your lifestyle. Living with chronic diabetes pain causes you to feed fatigued and less able to take care of your health. Our interventional pain management therapies allow you to have the energy and focus that you need to manage your diabetes and any medical conditions that may further complicate your heath and well-being.
How Is Diabetes Pain Treated?
- Spinal cord stimulation that sends mild electrical current through the nerves to disrupt and prevent pain signals.
- Medications to help with any inflammation.
- IV therapies to deliver therapeutic medications directly into the bloodstream.
- Vitamin D testing and therapy.
Lifestyle changes that are recommended to control your diabetes may also help with your diabetes pain symptoms, such as staying active, exercising and losing weight.
What Should I Expect After Treatment for Diabetes Pain?
With your diabetes pain under control, you will need to continue working closely with your primary physician and diabetes specialist to monitor for other complications that may arise. Should diabetes pain once again interfere with your diabetes treatments, please contact National Pain Institute to schedule an appointment to learn about other treatment options for your pain.
At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers diabetes pain treatments for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.