Feet Feels Hot And Painful In Diabetics?
blood sugar has been controlled, but lately both legs sometimes feel hot and painful, especially in the calf, before the pain in the ridge around the tailbone. Is it related to the state of kidney function?
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Pain in the calf area that you feel can indeed be related to the condition of diabetes mellitus, which is precisely due to nerve complications in DM (DM neuropathy). This condition is characterized by nerve pain (feels like burning, shock), tingling, numbness, etc.). In DM neuropathy, often the part of the body involved is the tips of the hands and feet, so it is often called the sensation of wearing gloves and socks (glove and stocking neuropathy). Other areas, such as legs or arms, can sometimes also be areas that are involved in this condition.
But besides that, the pain that you feel can also be caused by other conditions, such as:
Muscle pain, for example due to strenuous activity, excessive exercise Nipple clamps in the area complained of nerve pain after herpes zooster infection: there is a history of previous herpes infections, pain feels like burning Disturbances in bones (infection or tumor) History of injury (this condition can occur in muscle, bone, nerve, joint, ligament, or skin) Viral or bacterial infections in the body. One characteristic that causes pain in calves is leptospirosis. Effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins / fibrates have side effects of muscle tissue death) You can try doing the following first:
Rest your legs, avoid over-activity If you are sure that you are not injured, gently massage the painful area Warm compress the painful area Elevate the legs during sleep Avoid long standing or long sitting Avoid lifting heavy loads Keep blood sugar within normal limits If in these ways pain does not improve, you should immediately consult a physician first. The doctor will do an examination on your feet, and if necessary a supporting examination or refer you to a particular specialist according to the suspicion of the disease.
That's all the explanation from me, hopefully it helps and useful :)