Neuropathy is best understood as a collection of various medical ailments that affect your nervous system. Your peripheral nerves become damaged, and the symptoms produced stem from that injury. It’s important to know that this condition is not reversible. This is why it becomes so important to get treatment early on to deal with it appropriately. This can be accomplished through the types of foods that you eat, diet and medical attention. Harm or disturbance occurs to both your voluntary and involuntary peripheral nerves, as well as your sensory and motor nerves. The nerve damage inflicted by neuropathy happens in many ways, such as affecting the way nerve impulses travel between cells or by damaging the layer of protection around nerve endings. Electrodiagnostic tests are a great way to see if the specific type of injury your nerves have sustained from neuropathy.
Treatment for this condition includes:
Use painkillers that you can get from your local pharmacy to help mitigate mild pain caused by neuropathy.
In some instances, the use of antidepressants can be of assistance due to their effect on your nerves’ ability to transmit impulses.
Neuromodulation is also helpful as it is utilized through electrodes placed along the injured nerve. This helps to disrupt the ability of pain impulses to be transmitted to damaged nerves.
Surgical procedures will also be helpful by relieving pressure around your nerve. This can be very helpful in easing the pain that is emitted from nerves damaged by neuropathy.
Here at the Foot and Ankle Centers of North Houston, our team of doctors understands the complications that neuropathy can bring to your foot and ankle health and have innovative measures that they can take to assist you with managing it. Please contact us for an appointment as we have eight offices conveniently located in Houston TX (Northwest), Houston TX (Northeast), Tomball, Liberty, The Woodlands, Humble, Livingston, and Cleveland. Our practice has the right balance of approach when it comes to delivering the best podiatry services possible to our patients. So, let’s take steps to control your neuropathy today!