Peripheral Neuropathy Post Knee Replacement

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.

Knee pain neuropathic knee pain

Hot off the press news about knee arthritisfrom Madrid… not all knee pain comes from the knee Neuropathic pain features common in knee OA Lucy Piper writing in Medwire News reportedenough patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) experience pain with neuropathic characteristicsto warrant attempts to diagnose and classify these features, say researchers.They found that among 2176 patients with OA, a third scored positively for neuropathicpain on the Douler Neuropathique (DN4) questionnaire, after patients with reasons other than OAfor such pain had been excluded.

Analysis showed that three of these potentialconfounders – conditions other than OA that cause changes in cutaneous sensory perceptionson the knee, or cause abnormal sensations over the area of the knee, and referred backor hip pain – were highly specific for neuropathic pain, but less sensitive than the DN4.“When these factors are absent, the presence of neuropathic pain is unlikely, yet the DN4can sense additional neuropathic features in some patients,� explain the researchers,led by �ngel Oteo�lvaro ( General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid,Spain). Further confirmation and classification ofthese additional features could reveal links

between neuropathophysiology and signs andsymptoms of the condition, they note. Comment: Neuropathic pain may require differenttreatment than pain coming from other sources.

Zimmer Persona Knee Lawsuit

Attention, Medical Alert Have you or a loved on had complications aftera knee replacement or revision surgery? Please listen to what we are about to tellyou. Starting at the end of 2012, Zimmer Inc. beganselling a device used in total knee replacement surgeries that has since been associated withchronic pain, limited mobility, implant loosening and other symptoms of early failure. Up until January 2015, when the manufacturerannounced a recall of its Zimmer Persona components, more than 11,700 implants were sold in theU.S.

If you are one of the many individuals whoreceived a Zimmer Persona knee replacement you may be entitled to substantial compensation. You don't have to live with pain you've sustained. Call the office of Bernstein Liebhard todayat 8887122688. Speak with our professional staff about howwe can help. By doing so, you may be one step closer toobtaining compensation for the injuryrelated damages you've incurred. Call our Firm today at 8887122688.

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