Living With Diabetic Nerve Pain of the Feet

Living With Diabetic Nerve Pain of the Feet
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Living With Diabetic Nerve Pain of the Feet

Painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy of the feet, or diabetic nerve pain of the feet, is a type of nerve damage that is a common complication of diabetes. Patients describe the pain in their feet as burning, an electrical shock, pins and needles, or stabbing and knife-like. There are three FDA-approved oral prescription treatments for diabetic nerve pain of the feet, and one FDA-approved topical prescription treatment.

QUTENZA (capsaicin) 8% topical system is a patch that works differently and is the first FDA-approved topical treatment of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) of the feet in adults.

Please see Important Safety Information below and Full Prescribing Information. QUTENZA is applied for 30-minutes at the doctor’s office. It has been shown to reduce diabetic nerve pain of the feet for up to three months and it can be used with or without other pain medications.

Ed suffered for over 15 years with addiction issues, while trying to manage his diabetic nerve pain. We’ll hear his story, as well from Dr. Neel Mehta, Division Chief of Weill Cornell Pain Management, on the importance of an honest doctor-patient relationship and how a pain management specialist can be an important part of your care team.

Important Safety Information

QUTENZA® (capsaicin) 8% topical system is indicated in adults for the treatment of neuropathic pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) and for neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) of the feet.

Treatment with QUTENZA must be performed only by a healthcare provider. You should never apply or remove QUTENZA yourself.


Warnings and Precautions
– Do not touch QUTENZA or items exposed to capsaicin. Touching QUTENZA and then accidentally touching other areas of your body can cause severe irritation of eyes, mucous membranes, respiratory tract, and skin.
– QUTENZA is not for use near eyes or mucous membranes. Do not sniff or inhale near QUTENZA as this may cause you to cough or sneeze.
– If any of these side effects become severe, tell your healthcare provider immediately.
– Even though a numbing medicine is used on the skin before applying QUTENZA, some patients may still experience substantial pain during the treatment. Tell your healthcare provider if you are experiencing pain; a cool compress or medicine for the pain can be provided to help lessen your discomfort.
– QUTENZA can cause serious side effects, including pain and increases in blood pressure during or right after treatment.
– Your healthcare provider should check your blood pressure during treatment with QUTENZA.
– If you have high blood pressure that is not well controlled by medicine, or have had recent heart problems, stroke, or other vascular problems, you may be at increased risk and should discuss with your doctor whether QUTENZA is right for you.
– Tell your doctor if you have reduced sensation in the feet. You may notice that you have less feeling for hot or sharp pain where QUTENZA was applied, but this is usually minor and temporary.

Side Effects
In all clinical trials, the most common drug-related side effects of QUTENZA were redness, pain, or itching where QUTENZA was applied. You should tell your doctor if any side effects bother you or do not go away.

Adverse Event Reporting
Physicians, other healthcare providers, and patients are encouraged to voluntarily report adverse events involving drugs or medical devices. To make a report you can:
– In the U.S., visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088; or
– For QUTENZA, you may also call 1-877-900-6479 and select option 1, or press zero on your keypad to talk to an operator to direct your call.
For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Please see full Prescribing Information at:



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  1. dev bachu

    My mom recently has that pain pain nothing stop it so bad

  2. Barry Adams

    Great video! Thank you for sharing!!! Totally interested in the capsaicin (Qutenza) therapy!!!!

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  6. East Coast GS

    I understand that the term addiction needs to be used describing some people in pain management, can't we use dependent or dependency… 14 years on opioids due to chronic pain, I developed painful neuropathy from alcohol/toxins not diabetes, it's the worse kind of pain you can or Can't imagine… I need help

  7. tom hennessy

    "diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN)" "Maltol was demonstrated to prevent DPN development and may provide a new alternative for the treatment of DPN"

  8. Raymond J

    DRs dont want to give pain meds because they gave them to everyone and got in trouble so now we have to suffer DRs suck these days they just help there wallet spend 3 min with you charge the ins for an hour fkn assholes ive been stuck in bed for 6 months and there like i dont know what it is fuck DRs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Craig Nelson

    I watched a doctor 2 weeks before Christmas in 2020 they talked about Brazil nuts. He says if you take 6 nuts each day for 7 days. Then 3 to 4 for the rest of your life it will make the pain in your feet go away. In my mind I thought right… But you know what I went to the health food store bought a pound of Brazil nutsI started taking him 6 A-day for 7 days. And at the beginning of the 2nd week I had no pain at all in my feet feet or in my legs I had arthritis in my knuckles and oops and the bumps are still there but I have no pain in my hands I have vertical veins in my legs the pain is gone but you can still see the veins poking out. It has been 8 months. And I still have had no pain in my feet my ankles my vertical veins in my arthritis arthritis in that period of 8 months. I still have diabetes but I don't have the side effects that I had before.

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