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By Foot & Ankle Institute of Nevada
June 21, 2019
Category: Foot Care

Peripheral Neuropathy TreatmentPeripheral neuropathy is a condition of the nervous system that can be painful and uncomfortable for patients. The pain can get worse over time without immediate intervention by your doctor. Neuropathy treatment solutions are available at the office of Foot & Ankle Institute of Nevada in Sparks, NV.

Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy
The peripheral nerves are a network of nerves that run from the brain all the way to the various organs, muscles, and tissues throughout the body, including the legs and feet. When these nerves become diseased and damaged, communication from the brain is disrupted and can cause lack of sensation or pain. The most common types of peripheral neuropathy are carpal tunnel syndrome and cases related to diabetes (diabetic neuropathy). When the feet become lifeless, cold, or painful, walking, and standing becomes a challenge.

Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy
Patients who have uncontrolled diabetes are more prone to developing the symptoms and complications of peripheral neuropathy. Prolonged periods of high blood glucose levels can cause nerve damage in the lower extremities. Patients who take certain medications can also struggle with peripheral neuropathy. It’s important to talk to your Sparks, NV, foot doctor about the possible causes in your case and neuropathy treatment solutions that could help you get some relief.

When Is Treatment Needed?
Whenever you find that your life is being disrupted by your symptoms, it’s time to see your doctor. If you are having trouble walking, the pain is radiating through your feet, or your feet feel cold to the touch you should make time to see your podiatrist. When the discomfort wakes you up in the middle of the night or you feel pain even when things lightly touch your skin, that’s a possible sign of nerve damage. Treatment options include pain relief medications, topical creams, electrical nerve stimulation, and physical therapy.

Seek Help for Your Legs and Feet
It’s possible that your case of peripheral neuropathy can be resolved with a basic treatment plan administered by a podiatrist at Foot & Ankle Institute of Nevada in Sparks, NV. Call (775) 331-1919 today to schedule an appointment for neuropathy treatment with Dr. Douglas Doxey or Dr. L. Bruce Ford.