Neuropathy, or nerve damage and pain, can increase your risk of foot injuries and is often debilitating. At Monroe Foot & Ankle Care in Jamesburg, New Jersey, serving patients in the Monroe Township area, podiatric physician and surgeon Elliott Perel, DPM, FACFAS, and his expert team offer conservative neuropathy treatments like noninvasive MLS laser therapy and injections. At the first sign of numbness, burning, or tingling, schedule an appointment with Monroe Foot & Ankle Care by phone or online.
Neuropathy is a disorder that results from nerve damage. It can cause numbness, pain, and weakness. Diabetes is a common cause of neuropathy, which can be debilitating if it's left untreated.
Monroe Foot & Ankle Care uses the latest technological advancements to relieve pain and restore your quality of life.
Certain signs and symptoms can indicate you have neuropathy. These include:
If neuropathy pain is severe or long-lasting and you’re searching for relief, see the expert podiatrists at Monroe Foot & Ankle Care for an evaluation.
While anyone can develop neuropathy, several factors increase your risk of developing the condition, such as:
Complications associated with neuropathy include skin trauma, wounds, burns, and falls associated with poor balance. Consuming plenty of vitamin E, niacin, and other B vitamins is important for optimal nerve health.
To diagnose neuropathy and develop a personalized treatment plan, your Monroe Foot & Ankle Care provider reviews your symptoms and medical history. They complete an exam and use a simple skin biopsy to determine the concentration of nerve fibers in your lower extremities.
Your provider might also complete blood tests, nerve function tests, and imaging procedures.
Your personalized neuropathy treatment plan varies by its cause and severity. Your Monroe Foot & Ankle Care specialist might recommend:
They also offer surgical procedures in severe cases.
To reduce your risk of neuropathy, adopt healthy lifestyle habits. Maintain a healthy weight, eat nutritious foods, and get regular exercise. Take vitamin supplements if your doctor recommends it and tightly control blood sugar if you have diabetes.
Don’t live with neuropathy symptoms or let them progress to serious complications. Schedule an appointment with Monroe Foot & Ankle Care by phone or online today.