Was wondering if feeling like your walking on bone has anything to do with diabetes. My sister-n-law is diabetic and she mentioned something about muscle deterioration. Also I have issues laying on my side in bed and my knees touch and the feeling is very similar as if its bone on bone. I had my foot broken years ago and when the cast was removed my foot had lost a lot of its muscle and size. The feeling is very similar if not exactly like when the cast was removed. Is there any connection? I keep finding things about Atrophy but nothing about the symptoms pertaining to the bone feeling.
With diabetes, it is always a good idea to have your feet checked periodically (usually at least once a year) by your doctor. Maybe you should go in and describe your pain/feeling.
Are you being sure to wear comfortable, supportive shoes? Do your feet look okay otherwise, no sores or anything? Is the pain/feeling constant or just sometimes? Does anything make it better or worse? Bring these things up to the doctor, as well.
I also know people who sleep with a pillow between their knees/legs to make it more comfortable to sleep on their side. Have you tried that for your other problem?
Its pretty much constant lately, worse when I am on my feet. Even sitting down with my feet on the floor can become uncomfortable. I have a pair of Dr. Scholls and wear diabetic socks. No sores. This is pretty annoying because I have been used to walking a lot for exercise. Reading about muscle deterioration had me in a panic. I am going to bring this up to my doctor though. And yes, I do have to sleep with a small pillow between my leg's. I've been trying to get used to sleeping on my back otherwise. If I roll over in my sleep it isn't long that it wakes me right up. Thank you very much for the reply, it is much appreciated. Hope everyone is in good health.