Complications of diabetes can lead to various diseases, among the most common in the legs. The problem happens quite diverse, as is the distance the tingling, swelling, and a more severe foot rot.
The treatment is carried out is also different, depending on the type of problem that is suffered. Here are some home remedies which you can do to overcome foot problems of diabetes.
Overcoming Swelling Foot of Diabetes
- Avoid Thiazolidinedione drugs. If you have type 2 diabetes and have prescribed thiazolidinedione, this drug can cause swelling of your feet. Talk to your doctor to change the prescription.
- Control diabetes strictly. Control blood glucose levels strictly, regular exercise and a healthy diet.
- Avoid standing for long, this will also help reduce the risk of fluid retention. If your job requires standing for hours, lift one leg bent at the knee for a while, then do the same with the other.
- Refresh your feet. Twice a day, lying in bed. Place a pillow under your feet, this is a relaxation for your heart.
- Wear stockings. Use compression stockings if you are susceptible to leg swelling.
- Reduce consuming salt. Eating a low-sodium diet (salt) will help relieve the symptoms of leg swelling.
- Watch your shoes. For pregnant diabetic women, use low-heeled shoes, to avoid swelling of the feet.
- Massage your feet. Massage legs regularly to improve blood circulation throughout the legs. Start with your lower legs, then down, to your toes. This will distribute fluid accumulation across the legs.
- Choose the right shoe size. Use comfortable shoes, not too loose and not narrow. Customize shoes with foot conditions, when going to buy new shoes.
- Arrange the blood circulation in the legs. Avoid sitting cross-legged, because it will inhibit blood circulation to the lower leg.
- Do not smoke. Smoking can increase the risk of swelling in diabetic feet.
- Lose weight. If you have obesity, do the diet to lose weight
Treating Diabetic Foot Pain Neuropathy (Pain, tingling, numbness in the legs)
- One of the first courses of action is pain management through treatment. Types of drugs, such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen, can help reduce mild to moderate pain. Severe pain and cramps often require the use of prescription drugs. Some options include: Antidepressants, such as duloxetine (Cymbalta), Anticonvulsants, such as pregabalin (Lyrica), Opioids
- Certain dietary supplements may also help relieve pain, including discomfort in the feet associated with diabetes. Some nutrients may play a role in repairing nerve tissue and even protect against future damage. Scientists specifically investigate the following supplements for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy: Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), Acetyl-L-carnitine, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D.
- Take a leisurely walk every day to reduce leg pain, do 5 - 10 minutes repeatedly.
- Use a static bike to increase blood flow.
- Soak your feet in warm water.
- Use a cradle bed at night, to protect your feet from the discomfort, caused by sleep.