Neuropathy affecting the feet causes a burning pain that can occur with great frequency. Treatment for this condition is generally required and our great team at the Foot and Ankle Centers of North Houston, located in Texas, can help provide you with quality treatment at one of our following locations: Northwest Houston (281) 444-4114, Northeast Houston (281) 446-7773, Tomball (281) 351-8866, Liberty Dayton (936) 336-2633, The Woodlands (936) 231-8500 and Atascocita (281) 883-4849.
Neuropathic pain is associated with nerve damage or a faulty nervous system. This condition causes pain signals to be transmitted when there’s actually no pain present, creating a false sensation in your feet. This nerve damage can be caused by any number of reasons, such as a severe injury, infection or genetics. Another common cause for this condition is diabetes. Since diabetics have high blood sugar and less insulin to digest it, the excess sugar enters nerves and thereafter harms them. Once the nerve damage occurs, it can be of a permanent nature. Therefore, it is imperative that diabetics treat their condition with care so as to prevent this type of occurrence from causing nerve damage and eventually neuropathy in their feet. The pain that results from this condition is manifested in symptoms such as numbness in the feet, a heavy feeling or a change in the skin thickness. Numbness can result in other complications as individuals with this condition may not realize that they have sustained any injuries to their feet.
Treatment is however very helpful and can involve medications, blood transfusions to eliminate harmful antibodies, nerve stimulation that transmits currents into the skin to stop nerves from sending pain signals from the feet to your brain or special casts to prevent the foot from moving in a manner that disturbs the nerves sending false pain signals.
Due to the apparent complications possible from this condition, please think about contacting us so that we can provide you with a treatment plan that can get your nerves to start acting in a correct manner now and for the long term.