Our expert says:
This could be due to nerve damage caused by diabetes, or it may be due to low calcium or magnesium levels. Nerve pain is usually burning, needles and pins, or sharp electric shock pains. Muscle pains are usually due to muscle contraction and will pull the foot up. If you are sure that it is due to cramps, you can ask your doctor to check your electrolyte levels, calcium and magnesium with a blood test to see if you need supplements. Taking a muscle relaxant like Norflex may also help.
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