Treating Numbness Tingling and Burning Caused by Neuropathy
My name is David Northcutt. I'm oneof the podiatrists here at Dallas Podiatry Works. Today I want to discuss diabetic peripheralneuropathy. There are several reasons for the development of peripheral neuropathy,but diabetic peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy simply meansnerve damage that is caused from having diabetes. This is not something that develops rapidly,but is a slowly worsening and progressive condition which happens over the period ofseveral years. The loss of sensation that occurs with nerve damage from diabetes makesthe patient more prone to developing open
sores or ulcers. Patients often do not know that they havea sore or wound, due to this lack of sensation. This can lead to significant complicationsincluding amputations. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy usually occurs in patients whodo not maintain their blood sugar well, however it can occur in anyone with diabetes. The symptoms of neuropathy include numbness,tingling, pain, burning in the feet which can progress up to the legs, there's oftenloss of muscle tone, loss of balance, and changes to foot structure. To determine whetheryou have diabetic peripheral neuropathy, a
history and physical will be performed. Simple,in office, noninvasive testing helps to diagnose the problem. Neurologic tests sometimes areordered. Sometimes a biopsy of the peripheral nerves in the skin may also be performed.Treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy begins with good control of your blood sugar.There are oral medications as well as topical medications that may reduce your symptoms.Prevention of diabetic peripheral neuropathy includes maintaining good blood sugar levels. If you have any symptoms of numbness, burning,tingling in your feet or legs, please give us a call at Dallas Podiatry Works. We willwork to get the correct diagnosis to help
relieve your symptoms.
Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms Relieved Davis
When you originally presented to the officeyou presented with very very intense peripheral neuropathy pain in the lower legs and feet.How have you been responding to our peripheral neuropathy treatments, and how do you feeltoday? Today I feel real good, when I first started i couldn't feel a thing under thebottom of my feet. I couldn't feel the carpet, now I can walk on my carpet at home and ifthere are any crumbs I can feel those and find them. Before I couldn't feel them. Asfar as my legs go I had it felt like there were thousands of needles jabbing them. Nowthat is gone and I have a little pain once in a while but nothing like before. I can,I have little unbalances still walking, but
otherwise I feel 100% better than I did whenI came in here. Well congratulations on your results and we're very proud to have you hereas a patient. Oh well I'm glad you could do something for me. Thank you.