Plantar fasciitis is yet one more foot problem that can occur when you have diabetes. Other common foot problems include diabetic neuropathy, dry skin, skin fissures, and an impaired response to infections, says Dr. Dixie Harms, a nurse practitioner practicing in Clive, Iowa.
|Dr. Dixie Harms
So how do you know if you have plantar fasciitis? The telltale sign happens when you first wake up. “Most people report experience complications first thing in the morning when getting out of the bed, walking to the coffee maker, et cetera,” Harms says. The area with the pain or discomfort may also feel stiff. The pain may go away, but then it can come back if you’re not moving around. “Oftentimes, patients are stuck in a perpetual state of discomfort or pain,” she says.
Source: Vanessa Caceres, US News & World Report [12/26/17}
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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