Potential Foot Problems

Potential Foot Problems

Potential Foot Problems

The diabetic state can damage the nerves to the foot and that can result in two types of problems. One: the diabetic may have severe foot pain, which keeps them awake at night and may require a variety of different medications so that they can sleep. The second one actually deadens the feeling in the foot and puts anesthesia because it kills the nerves and then people can bang their foot and cut their foot and not feel it. So repeated trauma and repeated injuries to the foot can eventually result in such severe damage to the foot that it’s no longer useful.

Doctor Profile

Joseph Alpert, MD


  • Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Medicine
  • Board Certified Cardiologist
  • Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine

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