How to Relieve Diabetic Foot Pain

Several treatment methods can relieve diabetic foot pain.

Aparna Mir
DiabetesWritten by: Aparna MirPublished at: Apr 13, 2012
How to Relieve Diabetic Foot Pain

Diabetic Foot Pain

People having diabetes suffer from severe foot pain. Diabetic foot pain feels like stabbing and is quite sticky; disturbing the patient’s day to day life. Various medications are used to get relief from diabetic foot pain. Apart from medications other therapies are also used to treat the condition.

In diabetic foot pain you feel pain frequently with a burning sensation. You feel numbness and a pricking sensation. There are numerous home remedies of for treatment of the condition. In addition to that, you can get some natural medicines and herbs that provide a lot of relief from diabetic foot pain.

Medications for diabetic foot pain

Some topical creams such as capsaicin and zostrix cream help to ease the pain in your foot due to diabetes. Injections and pain killers such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen are also used to get relief from pain. Even anti-depressant medications such as amitriptyline and fluoxetine can relieve you from diabetic foot pain. Anti-seizure medications such as phenytoin, carbamazepine and gabapentin are also used for this purpose. Cymbalta and Lyrica are the two latest medications to be used for relief from diabetic foot pain. Inositol plus, a vitamin B complex supplement is widely used orally to treat  the condition.

Homeopathy to treat diabetic foot pain

Homeopathic drugs such as Ledum, Colchicum, Agaricus, Plumbum and Pulsatilla are known to treat diabetic foot pain. These homeopathic drugs remove any blood thickening caused due to accumulation of sugar, thereby relieving any pain.

Acupuncture for diabetic foot pain

In acupuncture small thin needles are used to activate pressure points for diabetes. Acupuncture boosts the body’s nerves to release natural pain killers that fight against diabetic foot pain. They also improve the blood circulation in these areas. These needles stimulate the functioning of pancreas, thus maintaining insulin levels in the blood and control the blood glucose level.

Massage for diabetic foot pain

Massaging is one of the oldest ways to relieve diabetic foot pain. Diabetes affects the blood vessels and the nerves surrounding the tissues in foot. As a result the blood vessels get dilated causing swelling of the foot. Moreover, the oxygen and nutrient supply to these tissues also get hampered. Massage relaxes these swollen tissues and muscles, thus improving blood circulation.

Diabetic patients generally suffer from unbearable foot pain. In more severe conditions the person feels numbness and no sensitivity at all. A healthy diabetic diet plan along with the incorporation of aforementioned methods can help a diabetic get relief from diabetic foot pain.


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