Neuropathy is Not Amusing

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Peripheral Neuropathy can cause your feet to undergo significant damaging symptoms.  Peripheral nerves become injured and the damage causes a loss of feeling in the toes.

Causes of neuropathy include:

  • Arthritis
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Medications
  • Diabetes
  • Hereditary

Diabetes, in particular, makes neuropathy worse since a loss of feeling coupled with a lower healing ability can be a recipe for disaster for your feet! When people experience neuropathy, they can have other symptoms such as a burning sensation and discomfort among the toes. The elderly need to be especially vigilant because neuropathy can have a detrimental effect to the other underlying health issues they may have. It’s best to take proper precautions and use the treatment methods discussed below to ensure that your feet don’t fall victim to neuropathy.

Treatment for neuropathy includes:

  • Medications that can help alleviate pain associated with neuropathy. This may help to mitigate its harmful effects.
  • An innovative form of treatment involves the use of electric currents to stimulate the injured nerves.  
  • Support devices to reduce the pressure placed on the area of the foot undergoing pain caused by damaged nerves.
  • When all other methods just can’t cut it, you may need to have your nerve removed with surgery. This may sound extreme, but it may be necessary to end the severe pain caused by uncontrollable nerve pain.  

At the Foot and Ankle Centers of North Houston, located in 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, TX, our team will closely work with you to examine why your feet are experiencing neuropathy and determine the course of treatment to allow you to overcome it! Please make an appointment with our offices at any of the numbers provided above today to get the help you need now.