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What is diabetic nerve pain?

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Diabetic nerve pain refers to pain in your nerves rather than your bones. Your doctor might call it diabetic neuropathy. It happens when high blood sugar harms the nerve fibers. You can get diabetic nerve pain anywhere in your body, but it most often affects your legs and feet.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Diabetic neuropathy/Definition.”

Arthritis Foundation: “What Is Arthritis?”

Mayo Clinic: “Joint pain/Definition.”

Mayo Clinic: “Joint pain/When to see a doctor.”

Mayo Clinic: “Joint pain/Causes.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society: “Charcot Joints or Neuropathic Arthropathy."

Mayo Clinic: “Diabetic neuropathy/Symptoms.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Diabetic neuropathy/Definition.”

Arthritis Foundation: “What Is Arthritis?”

Mayo Clinic: “Joint pain/Definition.”

Mayo Clinic: “Joint pain/When to see a doctor.”

Mayo Clinic: “Joint pain/Causes.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society: “Charcot Joints or Neuropathic Arthropathy."

Mayo Clinic: “Diabetic neuropathy/Symptoms.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 18, 2018

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