Only 29 and my feet hurt SO MUCH!

By KylaL Latest Reply 2010-09-28 08:28:29 -0500
Started 2010-09-27 10:10:06 -0500

I just got out of the hospital after 5 days for DKA and in bed. I returned to work the very next day. My feet are killing me during work and making my ankles swell. I'm freaked out and in pain. I't must be my circulation but what can I do to help the pain?

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kdroberts 2010-09-28 08:28:29 -0500 Report

DKA is a serious thing and is like a hammer blow to your body, you may find it does get a little better in a week or so once your body has recuperated. However since you were in DKA, are your blood sugars running very high? If so, that will definitely cause the symptoms you are describing and can get a lot worse. You need to try and get your blood sugars down and talk to your doctor about a long term solution. Nerve damage can be slowed down and stopped with good control and in some cases can be reversed a little.

GabbyPA 2010-09-27 20:54:14 -0500 Report

It might not be circulation as much as it could be nerve damage from your episode of DKA. High sugar levels cause issues with our nerves and that may have spiked that during your hospital stay. Better control can bring about more relief, but keep an eye on things.

As for the swelling, it could be any number of things. Sometimes it's even the medicines you are taking or it could be just an adjustment to being off your feet for a week and then putting in a full day. Have it checked out and watch out for cracking in the skin. Keep a very close eye on all of that until you can talk to your doctor about it.

What I do for my foot pain is have the hubby give me foot massages. That helps a lot. Then I also use a heel balm on my feet at night to keep them soft and it seems to calm down the itch and tingle. I put on a pair of socks to protect them and then off to bed. That has helped me get sleep on more than one ocassion.

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