Peripheral Neuropathy is Not to be Taken Lightly

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Neuropathy is a serious complication as it involves nerve damage in the feet. Our podiatrist, Dr. Joel S. Segalman, DPM will examine your particular condition to determine the extent of treatment needed at the Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC. Please call or visit us at our Waterbury 203-755-0489 & Newtown 203-270-6724, Connecticut locations today.

Peripheral Neuropathy is the injury of the peripheral nerves, which travel to the arms and legs, and cause a diminished sensation in the toes. It’s important to note that the common cause of this condition is diabetes and the severity of this condition can actually parallel the extent of blood sugar levels in a particular individual. The more efficient blood sugar is regulated, the more toes will begin to regain the feeling of enhanced sensations in the toes. Although, other causes of this condition may include:

  • Medications such chemotherapy drugs due to the disruptive effect they have in the nerves
  •  Genetics since this condition may occur in certain family members
  •  Those who are aged since this condition gets worse as the years pass by
  •  Arthritis
  •  Neurological disorders
  •  Sustaining traumas by way of injuries

Symptoms of this condition in the feet include a scorching feeling, loss of sensation or pain in the toes. Preventative methods include having a medical professional perform a detailed examination of the feet to discover any injuries or infections that may lead to this condition, self-checking feet daily for any noticeable changes, learning how to take proper care of feet, regulating blood sugar levels since this can lead to diabetes which increases the risk of this condition, exercising regularly to increase blood flow to the feet and medication that can help to delay the onset of this condition. Treatment for this condition will generally involve the use of medications to help with pain and symptoms.

This condition can get uncomfortable and reduce sensations in the feet that can cause severe complications down the road. Please contact us for treatment today so that you can try to get control of your nerves today!