Peripheral neuropathy is damage to the nerves in your toes and fingertips. If you suffer from burning pain, numbness, leg cramps, and other painful conditions, then you might have neuropathy. As a result, you can experience decreased or abnormal sensation in your toes and fingers.
Before we begin, we have a few questions to ask you. Do you, or have you, suffered from one or more of the following?
- Burning Pain
- Sharp Electric-like Pain
- Leg Cramps
- Pain When Walking
- Difficulty Sleeping due to Leg and Foot Discomfort
If you do, then the underlying condition might be peripheral neuropathy, which is damage to the peripheral nerves (the nerves in your toes and fingertips). When these nerves are damaged, they do not function properly. As a result, people will have decreased or abnormal sensation in their toes and fingers.
There are many different causes of neuropathy, with the most common being:
- Vitamin B1, B6, B12, E or Niacin deficiencies
Diagnosing Neuropathy in Los Angeles, Memphis, and Torrence
By visiting Renuvaxtremity, Dr. Nathan Lucas or Dr. John Codwell will provide a comprehensive neuropathy exam that is complete with patient history. Non-invasive, painless tests will be conducted to determine if a patient has neuropathy. Don’t worry, the test is painless, takes about three minutes, and gives an accurate evaluation of the severity of nerve damage associated with neuropathy and other nerve conditions.
Treating Neuropathy in Memphis, Houston, and Torrance
For the treatment of neuropathy, Dr. Lucas and Dr. Codwell will take a variety of factors into account. Once your condition has been properly assessed, our podiatrists in Torrance, CA, Memphis, TN, and Houston, TX will consider the following treatment options:
- Laser Treatment – This FDA cleared laser therapy can be used to dramatically increase oxygen and blood flow to damaged nerves.
- Stem Cell Therapy – This option takes advantage of our body’s ability to health and repair itself.
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy – This treatment allows for the increase of regenerative and restorative healing powers by utilizing blood that has been enriched with platelets.
To learn more about neuropathy visit our Los Angeles, CA, Memphis, TN, or Houston, TX podiatric office.