It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Diabetes Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-05-2010, 07:54 PM   #1
Senior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: caledonia wisc usa
Posts: 106
jamman3 HB User
painful stiffness and cramping in legs and feet, diabetes?

Im told diabetes affects your feet . when I mow the lawn, walk a long distance or am on my feet too long. The backs of my legs and low back get real stiff almost to the point of getting cramps ,sometimes my feet get tingling, but to the point that it seems more than average pain and stiffness Iam only 52 years old but i see guys older than me with more stamina climbing poles carring heavier loads etc. and their back to work next day fine, me im whinning will i ever be the man i used to be ,Iam on insulin/blood pressure/asthma/ just had my gaul bladder removed. oh and also have bulging discs in my back noted from an mri scan, ihave to sleep with my tennis shoes on at night because i get cramps in feet at night ,Ineed some advice on how to feel better.

 
Old 05-06-2010, 09:44 AM   #2
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 23
red horse woman HB User
Re: painfull stiffness and cramping in legs and feet , diabetes?

oh for petes sake! u must have at least a few friends or family members with diabetes. have them test your blood sugar. takes less than 2 minutes and if the none fasting reading is above -say-(150 or up) then go have some blood work done. very simple and straight forward.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 05-06-2010, 02:38 PM   #3
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 77
CindyB67 HB User
Re: painfull stiffness and cramping in legs and feet , diabetes?

Wow, kind of harsh red horse woman!

Jamman 3,

The cramping could be because your blood sugars are too high and you getting neuropathy. Get your blood sugars under control and most the cramping should either lessen or even go away all together. Red Horse Woman is correct in that you need to get your blood sugar tested, but since you already are on insulin I assume you already have a glucometer. You could tell by regular testing if your blood sugars are running too high. But the tingling at least in your feet and legs (not sure about your back) sounds like neuropathy to me. There are some over the counter creams like in the pharmacy sections of Walmart that are suppose to help with the pain in your feet and such, so that might give you immediate relief. I haven't tried them, but hopefully it would work for you. But definitely get your blood sugar regulated and that should relieve some of your discomfort. I hope you feel better soon.

 
Old 05-07-2010, 05:03 AM   #4
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,749
Cora1003 HB UserCora1003 HB UserCora1003 HB UserCora1003 HB UserCora1003 HB UserCora1003 HB UserCora1003 HB UserCora1003 HB UserCora1003 HB UserCora1003 HB UserCora1003 HB User
Re: painfull stiffness and cramping in legs and feet , diabetes?

Jamman, this could be so many things. Some diabetes related, and some not. How have your sugars been running? It could be circulatory (maybe due to D, maybe not) or it could be an electrolyte imbalance. In my case I get something like this, but it is due to lack of consistent exercise.

Best of luck and keep us posted.
__________________
Cora
Dxd T1 1966, 2001 dialysis, 2002 kidney transplant, 2003 insulin pump, 2008 pancreas transplant

 
Old 05-09-2010, 08:19 AM   #5
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: MA
Posts: 3,547
SamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB User
Re: painfull stiffness and cramping in legs and feet , diabetes?

If your blood sugars are running too high that could be causing it...high blood sugars affect every single cell in our bodies. On the other hand, if your numbers are okay, then it could be pressure from the bulging disks pressing on nerves that is causing all of this. As Cora pointed out, sometimes getting more consistent exercise is the answer, as it increases the blood circulation which in turn brings more nourishment to all the muscles and nerves. Do start slowly, though, if you haven't been doing a regular exercise program. Even a 15 minute walk once or twice a day might be helpful. On the other hand, if you do that for a few weeks and the pain gets worse, then it's time to have a complete evaluation to determine what could be causing it.

Ruth

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Something has to give with this pain and stiffness twina77 Arthritis 1 01-26-2010 10:00 AM
cramping in the back of my legs? jamman3 Neuropathy 1 01-19-2010 10:58 PM
Burning & Buzzing Sensation in Feet & Legs uma_anne Diabetes 4 07-21-2009 05:38 AM
Jumping legs and pain John1114 Restless Leg Syndrome 0 12-20-2007 09:22 AM
Does anyone have frozen bone symptoms?? SOPHIABELLA Fibromyalgia 29 08-20-2007 04:33 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Actos
Amaryl
Avandia
Glipizide Glucophage
  Humalog
Lantus
Metformin
Novolog
Potassium




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Cora1003 (68), SamQKitty (60), JJ (34), Azurah (17), 92261 (12), rosier (7), Machaon (5), sunshine12 (5), Laura789 (5), ladybud (5)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1005), Apollo123 (906), Titchou (850), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (755), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:17 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!