Type 1 diabetic, no history of neuropathy, but I do have leg ulcers on the left leg. Left foot became red in the crease under the big toe recently, and I put some neosporin on it and the space between the toes. It went away, so I thought everything was ok. Today I woke up feeling like something is stuck between my big toe and the toe next to it of the same leg. Moving the toe feels weird but not painful. There is a bit of redness in the same crease under big toe. Skin is white between the toes, but is usual for me in cold weather. No unusual heat in the foot. My feet do swell pretty up often. Leg ulcers do not appear to be infected as far as I can tell and no heat there either. Walking is uncomfortable because I have a sensation like something is stuck between those two toes and my ball of my foot feels a bit weird too. There is no numbness or pain, more a feeling of tightness. I generally take an ecotrin daily for circulation and to help the ulcers heal. I have never had ulcers on my foot, just the shin where circulation in everyone is weak.
I do not think this is neuropathy, because there is no pain, no tingling, and no history. My legs grow hair down to the foot which my doctor said is a good sign, and a test of my feet and legs with ultrasound showed normal results a few months ago. I have been a diabetic since age 2 and not had foot problems other than chillblains some winters on the other heel.
What could this be other than neuropathy? Is it an emergency? I need to know, because I have gone to the hospital in the past when the ulcers got infected and they treat me like I am overreacting. I would rather see my podiatrist, but I could not see him as quickly. I am worried he will say neuropathy just because of the diabetes and I want to know what else to be tested for. People tend to assume that, and then it always turns out not to be and this has happened to me for a couple decades now. It's very expensive to be misdiagnosed for that. I am wondering if this is something circulatory. It is very cold here.
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