I have Diabetes, and I am wondering if what I am experiencing is Diabetic nerve pain, but here is how it presents: The first day or so, I get a tingling numbing sensation in my right foot, then it turns to a sharp shooting pain, and gets extremely intolerable within a couple of days, then my foot swells. We are talking a lot of swelling, this particular episode, my foot has swollen to the point my skin started to change color, and I couldn't bend my ankle out of a pointed position, or even wiggle my toes. This lasted 3 or more days, and the pain was agonizing. No way could I put weight on it. I have iced it off and on, and taken a high dose of ibuprofen, to try and cut the inflammation, now day 8 and I am seeing improvement, very little swelling, I am able to bend ankle and wiggle toes some, but limited, and foot is still painful and stiff. I am guessing in the next few days I will be able to gradually work into putting weight on it, as that was the progression I had last time this happened. It came on with no warning, and has been debilitating. Also this has happened 3-4 Times in the last year. What exactly is happening, and is there a treatment? Something the clinic could prescribe to keep this from happening, or lessen the affects? I have no insurance, and am financially strapped, so I use the free volunteer community clinic, so any info I could take in to help the volunteer med staff would help tremendously.