When lower extremity pain derails an exercise plan in a patient with diabetes
from Podiatry Today
A 48-year-old overweight Caucasian female patient presents on referral from her primary care physician regarding pain and discomfort in her feet, arches and heels. She has recently been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus and had started an exercise regimen for weight loss and glycemic control. She began experiencing pain and discomfort in her feet, especially on the right side. Her pain was significant upon standing in the mornings after slumber and after other periods of rest throughout the day.
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