What Is Diabetic Nerve Pain of the Feet?
Diabetic nerve pain of the feet, also known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy of the feet, occurs if nerves are damaged as a result of diabetes. Damaged nerves cannot correctly transmit signals from the skin to the brain, causing the signals to become exaggerated and create the debilitating pain in your feet.
- Although diabetic nerve pain can affect any nerve, it's most often felt in extremities, such as the feet
- Patients have described diabetic nerve pain of the feet as "shooting electric shocks," "walking on broken glass," or “burning sensations"
You Are Not Alone
people live with diabetes*
people live with diabetic neuropathy†
people live with diabetic nerve pain despite multiple treatments
https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/library/socialmedia/infographics/diabetes.html. Accessed March 30, 2022.
http://peripheralneuropathycenter.uchicago.edu/learnaboutpn/typesofpn/diabetes/diabetes.shtml. Accessed March 30, 2022.
Discovering the QUTENZA Difference
The journey of finding relief from diabetic nerve pain of the feet can be a frustrating one – from the shooting pain and burning in your feet to multiple treatment methods that didn't improve your symptoms or had unwanted side effects.
Take the first step toward pain relief by talking to your doctor or healthcare professional about QUTENZA, the first and only treatment to deliver prescription-strength capsaicin directly to the skin.