Why are feet more sensitive to diabetic nerve pain?
No matter how hard you try, every stand, walk, skip or jump seems more painful than the next. So, what is it about the feet that causes so much pain?
If you are living with diabetes, you may have experienced nerve damage or neuropathy. Neuropathy is a common side effect of diabetes and can lead to chronic, widespread nerve pain. However, it’s the feet that suffer the most from a tingling or burning sensation and even numbness. The reason for this is due to peripheral neuropathy.
Peripheral neuropathy is one of four types of diabetic nerve pain. It’s one of the more common types of diabetic nerve pain that typically affects the feet and legs first. Some of the more common signs of peripheral neuropathy can include, sharp pains, muscle weakness, loss of balance, foot infections or ulcers and an increase in sensitivity to touch.