Have you noticed that your toes or feet don’t seem to be “working” correctly? Maybe you stumble when you walk or you are limited with simple activity around the house, because your feet just don’t seem quite right. Even though your feet look fine, you should pay attention to the symptoms because it is possible that you are suffering from peripheral neuropathy.
Risk Factors for Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral Neuropathy can show up in a variety of ways, and there are several things that can cause this foot problem to occur:
- Diabetes and blood sugar problems
- Neurological disorders
- Certain types of medication
- Injury that damages the nerves
Peripheral Neuropathy might show up differently in each person, so it is important that you pay attention to the health of your feet and contact a qualified podiatrist with questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are my nerves damaged?
Peripheral Neuropathy means that the nerves in your toes, feet, and/or legs have been damaged, and this damage can occur because of any of the risk factors listed above. The symptoms can be frightening, and it is essential that you seek medical attention as quickly as possible. Once the nerve damage has occurred, then the nerves can’t be repaired.
What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?
Do you experience stabbing pain, shooting pain, tingling, numbness, and/or burning in your toes, feet or legs? These are all signs of peripheral neuropathy, and these signs are an indication that you need to seek medical attention. If you experience any abnormal sensations, then it is best to report these details to your doctor.
How do I get rid of it?
Peripheral neuropathy foot care treatment depends on the severity of the problem and the types of symptoms that you are experiencing. It is important that you consult with a podiatrist who can help you identify the exact diagnosis and the cause of symptoms. The good news is that many people have success with the treatment when the foot problems are caught early, so make sure to talk with a doctor if you suspect that you are experiencing any symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy.
Will my foot pain go away on its own?
It’s possible that your peripheral neuropathy might go away on its own, but it’s not likely… because once the nerves have been damaged it is irreversible. Unfortunately, most of our patients think that the pain will just go away. The problem is that symptoms will continue progressing if they are left untreated, and delaying treatment can result in additional damage to the nerves. When you experience pain or discomfort, it is a warning signal from the body to indicate that there is a problem. It’s not a good idea to wait for the pain to go away. The quicker you get in to see a podiatrist, the faster you can be on your road to recovery.
What should I do now?
The first step to eliminating your problem is finding out what is causing it. Call 610-438-8899 right now, and schedule your Free Screen. You will get a free 30 minute appointment with one of our therapists so that you can get all your questions answered.