Foot Ulcer Peripheral Neuropathy

Neuropathy Symptoms And Natural Remedies

Thank you for watching our tutorial. We are heretoday to talk about Neuropathy and small nerve fibers symptoms. As neuropathy progressesthe small nerve fibers can give off bad sensations like numbness, tingling, pinching, sharp deepstabs, electric shocks, and buzzing. Another big problem with the small nerve fibers symptomsassociated with neuropathy is that the clients often times can cut or injure their feet.They can break their bones, they can get cuts and ulcers that just don't heal because ofthe neuropathy and they also get reinjured over and over again because the client's justcan't feel their feet. These problems are grave can lead to infections that can affectthe entire body and ultimately to amputations.

If you suffer from these problems the naturalapproach is best. Always take the natural approach first. Thank you.

CLEAR A Patients Guide to Understanding Offloading Diabetic Foot Ulcers

The purpose of this tutorial is to help you understandthe importance of offloading, the use of special footwear, and helping your foot ulcer healas quickly as possible. Healing quickly can reduce your risk of developing serious compliions.Key elements of successful healing are: rest, eat a balanced diet and maintain your bloodsugarsa controlled range, wear the device your tells you to wear at all times,and refraining from smoking. Foot ulcers need restorder to heal. If you were to breakyour leg, your would tell you not to walk on it. It is the same with your footulcer. We rest ulcers by taking off the load, or offloading the ulcer using special casts,boots, or shoes.

The possible compliions from a foot ulcer that fails to heal are: development of an infection,infection spreading to the rest of the body, resultingization, amputation atthe foot or leg, or even death. Foot ulcers put you at considerable risk for amputation.Amputation of part of your foot or leg can lead to changesyour ability to do activitiesthat are part of your everyday life. It can lead to a decreaseactivity, which canweaken your heart and body, making it difficult to control your diabetes. It can also changethe way you walk or move, potentially causing

damage to your other foot and leg. Most importantly,the challenge of having an amputation can lead to depression and sadness, affectinghow you are able to enjoy your family, friends, and hobbies. Normally, your body's responseto pain is a sharp reflex that allows you to recoil and prevent further injury. Diabetescauses changes to the nervesyour feet, and the ability to feel or sense pain. Itrobs your body of the protective gift of pain, or the ability to protect itself. This conditionis called neuropathy. People with neuropathy can walk with a stonetheir shoe and notnotice it. This could cause an ulcer or blister on their foot. A person with neuropathy doesnot know that they have a sore or blister

on their foot because they cannot feel it.By the time you notice the ulcer, it can become very serious. This is why it is importantto check your feet every day for problems. Diabetes can cause the skin on your feet tobecome very y, creating cracks that later become sores or infections. Ask a torecommend a good moisturizer for your feet and heels. People with diabetes can also havechangestheir leg and foot circulation. This reduces the oxygen, nutrients, and bloodsupply to your leg, increasing your risk of getting an ulcer and slowing your abilityto heal. Your may order a test to examine your circulation. Because of these factors,simple everyday activities such as walking

or standing on your injured foot can be harmfulto your healing ulcers. It could worsen the condition or cause infection. If you smoke,it is important that you talk to your about treatments to stop smoking. Smokingis a large reason why people develop circulation problemstheir legs and feet. Continuingsmoking will slow healing to your ulcer and likely make your circulation worse. The bestway to heal your diabetic ulcers is to take off the load by using special casts, boots,or shoes. It is important to wear these all the time, even if you are only taking a fewsteps. The best way to heal a diabetic foot ulcer is to use a special cast called a totalcontact cast. Research shows that more people

treated with total contact casts heal thanwith other treatments. These include bioengineered tissues, such as growth factors or syntheticskin substitutes, and negative pressure wound therapy. They also heal faster than with manyof the newer advanced woundhealing technologies. People treated with total contact casts healin an average of 42 days. gt;gt; DOCTOR: Next I'm going to make this irremovableby adding on a layer of cohesive bandages. s can also adapt your diabetic walking boot so that you cannot take it off. Thishas been shown to be just as effective as a total contact cast. Your may usea combination of wound and offloading treatments

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