Foot and leg pain.

By DARRELL EDGELL Latest Reply 2011-10-08 12:16:42 -0500
Started 2011-10-06 19:45:35 -0500

Does anyone have really bad sharp shooting pains in your feet and legs? If so what can be done about that if anything.
They get really bad at times.
I've had type 2 for 16 years now.

7 replies

Tina1860 2011-10-08 12:16:42 -0500 Report

I had the same problem for about two years. It drove me crazy. I also told my doctor about it but to be honest I don't even remember what she said about it. I think she gave me celebrex but then took me off of it because of the possibility of heart problems and since I was diabletic it was an even bigger risk. The Celebrex didn't really help anyway so I didn't mind not taking it. I had also had planter fasciatis at the time as well. I actually haven't had the problem in the last year since I started walking. I wallk about 4 times a week and sometimes it is hard because my feet do still hurt from the neuropothy but thats when I force my self to go for a walk because I know that is when I need it the most. When I walk it helps ease the pain. I also will use a capsasian lotion on my feet to help. That does work. I went to see a foot doctor recently and he told me to use the lotion and to also get an infa-red foot massage machine. He showed me one from amazon that was about $50. He said that the infa-red will help ease the pain as well if you do it for about 10 minutes each night. I can not testify to this yet because when I order it and it came there was something rattling loose in the machine so I sent it back and have not gotten a replacement yet. I would check with your doctor first but if you do decided to try this I saw one at Bed, Bath and More for the same price.

Auburn Bill
Auburn Bill 2011-10-08 10:09:31 -0500 Report

I also get pain and cramps in my feet and behind my calves. I try to get up and walk - thats my solution to this middle of the nite, sudden pain that comes and goes like a silent partner who deprives U of sleep, much discomfort and awakens your partner! God Bless, I too have neuropathy. Grandpa Bill

DARRELL EDGELL 2011-10-08 10:15:48 -0500 Report

Yes I too have foot and back of calve cramps. Sometimes I have cramps that will just be so painful for 7-8 min. then it goes away. wow that smarts, lol. bless ya

digitaldoorbell 2011-10-07 23:50:28 -0500 Report

Unfortunately, that 's how neuropathy started for me. Please get to a doctor a as soon as you can. You will probably be referred to a neurologist and have nerve conduction studies. I take gabapentin. It helps with the pain. Parts of my legs feel like they're freezing much of the time (when the meds are wearing off). Don't take an unnecessary chance by waiting. Neuropathy does not improve. It will not heal. You have to treat it and learn to live with it.

With any luck, this won't be your diagnosis.

Good luck to you.

DARRELL EDGELL 2011-10-08 08:27:20 -0500 Report

Thank you. Yes I had all the studies done,and I have neuropathy. My feet and legs get these very sharp shooting pains and it hurts. But my doc never gave me anything for it. He basically said its there and just live with it. So I have for the past 10 years. But it seems the pain is more frequent and more severe. I move to Houston,Tx 2mo. ago maybe this doc can do what the others failed to do.
Hey have a great day.

jayabee52 2011-10-06 20:06:40 -0500 Report

I used to have those Darrell

Howdy and WELCOME to DC!

They were the precursors to my diabetic neuropathy. I remember them being like electric shocks. In my case they had progressed into burning neuropathy pain. The best thing you can do is get your BG levels under tight control in the normal range. I am told that once a nerve is damaged it takes quite a while to repair itself, if ever it does.

I pray that you can nip it in the bud because having diabetic neuropathy is no fun.

I am controlling my blood glucose as best I can. I am also taking 400 IU of Alpha Lipolic acid and a prescription antidepressant Nortrptlene to manage the pain. It seems to be affecting it somewhat.

Blessings to you and yours


DARRELL EDGELL 2011-10-06 20:12:58 -0500 Report

i very glad to hear yours has stopped. and thank you i will try alpha acids. i've had mine for 16yrs. and there are many other quirks with diabetes.
bless u