Your feet are the foundation of an active lifestyle. But, if diabetes has been damaging the nerves of your lower extremities, you may begin experiencing peripheral neuropathy-numbness, tingling, or burning in the feet and the and the toes.
With the loss of feeling comes other serious risks such as loss of balance leading to frequent falls and open sores on the feet, causing possible amputation.
Once numbness sets in, you are now also at greater risk of falling. In fact, your risk of falling triples if you have a nerve disorder such as peripheral neuropathy. If you fall once, it doubles your chances of falling again. One in five falls causes serious injury, with 18,000 fatalities yearly in older adults according to the CDC.
Speak to one of our award-winning expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry of Manhasset, Maspeth, Huntington, Plainview, and Coram about available exercise via Silver Sneakers, physical therapy, or even a personal trainer, and other weight loss options to improve glucose control; and see one of our Advanced Podiatry expert podiatrists regularly to keep that active lifestyle you deserve.