Swollen Feet To Blacken.?
Hello, I’m 38 years old. I have had diabetes since I was 26. My question. A week ago my right leg suddenly swollen, starting from below the knee until down. Until now it still is and that makes me worried around the right big toe changes color becomes bruised .. top down surrounds .. Can be given an analysis of the causes and how to treat it
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Swelling and bruising from the knees to the feet in diabetics can or may not be related to diabetes. As a result of disorders of the blood vessels and nerves that they experience, diabetics are more susceptible to infection around the feet. This infection, often triggers swelling, bruising, and other signs of inflammation, namely pain, itching, watery sores, festering, and also smells unpleasant. This infection is more susceptible to occur due to blood sugar levels that are not well controlled, personal hygiene that is less awake, as well as immune system that is less than optimal. One of the most common types of infection that causes considerable swelling in the foot area is cellulitis, which is an infection of the soft tissue.
In addition to infection, it may also be that swelling and bruising in the knee to your feet occur due to other causes, such as post injury, contact dermatitis, vascular disorders (eg deep vein thrombosis, peripheral arterial disease), lymphatic vessel disorders (lymphedema), heart problems, kidney disorders, arthritis, drug side effects, hormonal fluctuations, and so forth.
Our advice, given the history of the disease you have suffered, you should not let your complaints drag on. Check with yourself directly to a doctor or a specialist in internal medicine in order to evaluate what is the exact cause, as well as finding the best solution. Some types of tests, such as laboratory, X-ray, CT scan, ultrasound, biopsy, etc. may be done by a doctor if you really need.
At this time, for complaints to improve, we recommend:
Control your diabetes with regular check-ups
Elevate your swollen feet
Do not massage carelessly swollen feet
Always use pants and comfortable footwear (not tight)
Take care of personal hygiene
Live a healthy and nutritionally balanced diet, reduce foods high in simple carbohydrates, saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, and salt
Hope this helps ...