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What Can You Do About Diabetic Foot Pain in Old Age?

What Can You Do About Diabetic Foot Pain in Old Age?

March 09, 2018 by Companio

Older adults with diabetic foot pain have greater risks of falling, due to standing instability which hence result in injuries or fractures.

Diabetes invites many physical problems with it like damaging nerves in legs, feet and hands that lessen sensory feelings like cold, heat or pain. This disorder is called Sensory Neuropathy, a branch of Diabetic Neuropathy.

Other problems of this sugary disease include Athlete’s foot causing fungus, calluses, corns, foot ulcers, ingrown toenails, fungal infection of toenails, poor blood circulation leading to slower healing process of wounds, difficulty in lifting the front part of the foot (Peroneal Nerve Palsy / Foot Drop), muscles and joint pain, sexual dysfunction, low energy, laziness, skin inflammation, digestion problems, et cetera. However, this blog concentrates on foot pain, leg pain and blood circulation.

Diabetes weakens the body and requires exercise for physical strength in every age. Even meditational activities can help in calming the mind, and maintaining health, while reducing tenseness in older people.

Most old people relate every health problem to their old age and think that nothing can be done about it, and that life will be habituated with the problem.

Patients with diabetic neuropathy have a problem of relating everything to diabetes and think that only pills can solve all their problems.

There’s more to do for improving diabetic health than just waiting for diabetes to be done with you.

Address Diabetic Foot Pain with Comfort and Confidence:

Limited Mobility Syndrome (Walking disability) is the unwanted donation of Diabetes. It happens due to foot and leg pain and low-level of blood flow in the body.

The main question here is, what can be done about it? Well, there are many ways to deal with it.

  • Take the advice of your medical health officer or a specialist. Follow what they suggest and don’t skip to ask any questions that may come to your mind. Share every difficulty you are facing with diabetes, so that you can receive the best advice from them.
  • Never soak your feet in warm water. But do wash them with warm water every day. Don’t use hard soaps but use mild feet wash or soap to clean. Wash thoroughly between toes, like dirt, sweat infection, or germs hide between toes. Dry your feet completely after the wash, even between the toes.
  • Wear closed footwear to prevent feet from infections on the ground. Don’t walk barefoot in public places, as they are prone to various bacteria carried by the public. Clean footwear is a need to avoid your own foot infection of sweat.
  • Treat your feet well. Wear soft cottony socks to give comfort to feet and make them feel cosy.
  • Apply a light moisturizer to dry skin of the feet and keep it hydrated. Ask the doctor to suggest you the type of moisturizer to be used.
  • Check your feet regularly. If your feet get blisters, calluses, corns or any fungal infection, don’t take it lightly. Consult the doctor before it worsens.
  • Stop tobacco habit. Avoid smoking as it creates pressure on your nerves.
  • Trim the toenails frequently but don’t cut it too deep to avoid a cut in the skin. Nails must be evenly cut.

Only You Can Take Care for Your Health

  • Consult doctor or physiotherapist and obtain your health with regular exercise.
  • Exercise can benefit in maintaining the blood glucose level, aid in muscle flexibility, reduce the stress level of body and improve your mobility.
  • Try to reduce your body weight carefully and gradually, as excess weight may levy extra pressure on your legs and feet.
  • Engage in household activities and try to do most of the household work by yourself.

Recommended Exercises

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Dancing
  • Resistance training exercise
  • Balancing and strengthening exercise
  • Muscle stretches

If you are not able to exercise regularly and bearing foot pain then use Electrical Stimulation to get rid of the pain immediately. Companio’s Foot Pulse ACU is very effective for Diabetic Foot Pain, Arthritic Pain, Toe and Ankle Pain, Swollen Feet and Night Feet Cramps.

Foot Pulse ACU comes with ACUpulse technology, powered with 12 times TENs therapy to send mild and regular electrical impulses from the skin to the nerves. These electrical impulses block pain messages reaching the brain by producing painkilling hormones called endorphins.

Physical movement and exercise are important as ageing reduce physical function and it leads to sedentary lifestyle affecting overall health. Get more strength by boosting your moral confidence daily and drive away diabetic foot pain.

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