Managing Diabetic Foot Swelling and Top of Foot Edema
The most common cause of diabetic foot swelling is poor blood sugar control. When the body does not have enough insulin to break down sugars, it triggers fluid retention and edema. High blood pressure can also cause diabetes-related foot swelling by preventing the kidneys from properly filtering out excess fluids from the body.
Swelling on top of the foot can occur due to a variety of factors, similar to swelling in the ankles and feet. Edema Diatbetes, which is the accumulation of fluid in the tissues, can be a common cause. In addition, high blood sugar levels can damage the nerves and blood vessels in the feet, leading to poor circulation and swelling. Other factors that can contribute to diabetic foot swelling on top of the foot include infections, injuries, side effects of medication, or gout, which is a type of arthritis that can cause sudden and severe pain and swelling in the joint.