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When I get out of bed my feet feel as though my sock has rolled up under my toes, even when I am barefoot. Another way to describe it would be to say that it feels like the part of my foot just behind the does is swollen leaving my toes not in full contact with the floor. My foot does not appear to be swollen. I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I am also 100 lbs over weight. While these last two seem the cause, my feet are not numb. Just wondering if this is just another symptom.

Thank you for contacting us. IPFH does not diagnose conditions or provide medical advice on line. The phenomenon you describe could best be diagnosed by a foot health professional. Our advice would be to consult one so that he or she can determine if it is a condition that needs to be remedied. While not a symptom of diabetic foot conditions, it is possible for the metatarsal bones to drop, which eventually can lead to the toes losing contact with the surfaces on which you stand and walk. Because of your diabetes and the fact that you note an overweight condition, we would strongly recommend that you consult a foot health professional to see if this is something that should be treated. It is good that you do not have signs of neuropathy, but you should get checked periodically for this condition as well, since changes in foot shape and configuration can be associated with this condition over time. If you don't have a regular foot care doctor, you can get a referral from your primary care physician or urgent care center. We hope you will consult a medical professional and that you will soon have the situation resolved.

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