Pain in toes

Grammy Mammy
By Grammy Mammy Latest Reply 2014-02-09 07:31:14 -0600
Started 2014-02-07 20:58:17 -0600

I have pain in three of my toes, at the site of pain is a red pin dot with little puffiness. I can't stand for socks to even touch them. Is this a diabetic issue? I have type 2 diabetes, take metformin twice a day, and my numbers stay around 110.

15 replies

GabbyPA 2014-02-08 18:01:40 -0600 Report

That sounds like a bite or something forgein in your skin. As many have said, I would get it checked out as soon as you can. You don't want to mess with your feet, even with good glucose levels, your feet tend to be the first place we have issues.

dagger1234 2014-02-08 14:40:18 -0600 Report

How does someone take you seriously though I told my diabetic counselor about having sharp pains of my feet in my hands and she said it had to do with my bs. But my bs normal so I don't know. Do I need to keep telling her Til they help or something?

GabbyPA 2014-02-08 18:06:51 -0600 Report

Complications can come even with good numbers.Neuropathy can also be caused by repetitive motions or injury, so it might be your computer time or something else. What causes it is not as hard to work with as that it is really happening and what you can do to help it. My doctor kept telling me that I didn't have neuropathy because I still had feeling. He insisted for a couple of years. Finally, I went to my podiatrist and talked to him. He gave me not only the diagnosis of neuropathy, but he explained how it works, and was so very helpful.

So get a second opinion if you want someone to help you out with it.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-02-08 13:14:23 -0600 Report

I have neuropathy and it did not come with any spots. I would call my doctor immediatley because that sounds like some sort of fungus or infection brewing and the sooner you take care of it the better off you will be.

Glucerna 2014-02-08 12:40:24 -0600 Report

Definitely call your doctor to find out what's causing the pain and the best treatment. It's always a good idea to be proactive about your feet and not wait. ~Lynn @Glucerna

bayridgevet 2014-02-08 10:42:22 -0600 Report

You most likely suffer from neuropathy and poor circulation from the diabetes. Try to control your blood sugars and be seen by a podiatrist and make a schedule to visit regularly. Neuropathy is a funny thing because pain is actually good, it means you have feeling in your toes. Severe diabetics usually feel nothing and get in trouble when they don't check their feet. If it is neuropathy there is a food supplement called metanx which may help. Good luck

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-02-08 13:21:39 -0600 Report

Neuropathy doesn't cause the problem she is having and neither does poor circulation. I have dealt with both. She may have been bitten by something, could have an infection or fungus growing, an ulcer or even a boil or wart. Her best bet is to contact her doctor immediately. Any kind of redness, puffiness and swelling especially in the feet and legs are medical issues that only a doctor can diagnos and treat. I agree with you, she should see a podiatrist at least once a year or how often the podiatrist wants to see her.

jayabee52 2014-02-08 12:26:27 -0600 Report

From the way it is described I sincerely doubt that it is neuropathy. I have neuropathy and for me it didn't start as "a red pin dot with little puffiness". To me that is indicative of an inflammation or infection of some kind, I agree with Kimfing that Grammy should see a Dr to get it checked out.

TopazDee 2014-02-09 07:31:14 -0600 Report

Hi James how did yours start would you mind sharing please my middle toes are always a purpely colour on the tips and I sometimes have pains in them, my chiropractor and diabetic nurse have both said I have an exceptionally good strong blood flow in my feet. x