Diabetic Foot Care - Podiatrist in Rochester, Fairport and Greece, NY - Joseph DiPrima, DPM
Diabetic Foot Care – Podiatrist in Rochester, Fairport and Greece, NY – Joseph DiPrima, DPM
Dr. Joseph DiPrima of Advanced Footcare Center of Rochester discusses why diabetics must come in for a comprehensive foot exam to avoid the complications of diabetes.
DIABETIC NEUROPATHY SYMPTOMS
Diabetic neuropathy affects all peripheral nerves: pain fibers, motor neurons, autonomic nerves. It therefore necessarily can affect all organs and systems since all are innervated. There are several distinct syndromes based on the organ systems and members affected, but these are by no means exclusive. A patient can have sensorimotor and autonomic neuropathy or any other combination. Symptoms vary depending on the nerve(s) affected and may include symptoms other than those listed. Symptoms usually develop gradually over years.
Symptoms may include:
Numbness and tingling of extremities
Dysesthesia (decreased or loss of sensation to a body part)
Urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control)
Facial, mouth and eyelid drooping
Fasciculation (muscle contractions)
Burning or electric pain
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