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Nita

Lower leg Pain

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Nita

I have yet to complain to my diabetes doctor as it was only occasional but now more and more I am experiencing lower burning leg pain that feels icy.  Yes, they are swollen and a bit discolored red.  Before I go to the next appointment I wonder if anyone has the diagnoses of such and what can be done about it.  It is almost daily now.  Sometimes I take an Aleve or two for the pain.  Not used to over the counter pain meds so don't even know if that is safe for a diabetic of 29 years.  I am 83.  Don't know what OTC meds are safe for diabetic kidneys.  

 

Yes, I am having more difficulty keeping my blood sugar down and use Humalog and Levemir.  A1c is 7.6.  If anyone has this condition how is yours treated?   

 

Thanks in advance,

Nita

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Kit

There's not a lot of details to go over, but it sounds like cellulitis.

https://www.medicinenet.com/cellulitis/article.htm

 

However with cellulitis, its usually warmth, not iciness.  Though with cold I would lean towards maybe circulation issues.  You definitely want to talk to your doctor about this.

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dowling gram

I'm a senior too and I do have a bit of a circulation problem. My feet would swell and feel very cold if I didn't keep them warm especially if I hadn't been active that day. I wear soft socks that have some wool in them and slippers and that tends to keep my feet warm. Recently I discovered "hot socks" and they are extremely warm.

 

I keep my feet elevated when just sitting and do foot exercises to improve circulation. All this tends to reduce swelling and get the blood flowing. A foot massager would help too

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GrammaBear

Everyone is different, but my kidney doctor has discouraged the use of OTC meds for pain.  He said an occasional use is alright, but not a daily use.  I am also a Senior and I have a history of cellulitis.  Whenever my leg gets very warm to the touch and is red in color, I get medical attention asap.  I would encourage you to call your doctor very soon and best wishes for a positive outcome.

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Nita

I was sorta hoping someone would comment on OTC meds.  I seem to recall something about Tylenol.  I just don't remember which kinds are bad for kidneys.  I did take some Aleve which helped the pain somewhat.

 

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OneEye
6 hours ago, GrammaBear said:

Everyone is different, but my kidney doctor has discouraged the use of OTC meds for pain.  He said an occasional use is alright, but not a daily use.

 

Absolutely! Those that manufacture an OTC pain medication are there to sell you a product. Should I need a temp' pain killer...I go to aspirin. If the pain persists...see a doctor.

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