A common condition affecting many diabetics is neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is primarily caused by high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) which causes damage to the peripheral nerves in the body, mostly in the legs and feet. It affects more then half of all people with diabetes. Neuropathy foot and leg symptoms can include, numbness, tingling, shooting pain, stabbing pain, burning, persistant achiness and altered sensation. In addition to pain diabetic neuropathy reduces the ability to properly feel, which if severe may make a person unaware of injury to the foot. Difficulty sleeping or falling asleep, depression and anxiety can also be associated with diabetic neuropathy.
Treatment of this condition is imperitive and necessary in order to reduce symptoms and improve overall foot health. At Suburban Podiatry Associates our goal is to eliminate diabetic neuropathy symptoms utilizing proven methods including : topical neuropathy pain creams, nutritional supplements, accommodative shoes, regular diabetic footcare and patient education. Our podiatrists are experts at diagnosing and treating diabetic neuropathy. We only recommend prescription medication when necessary & vitamin supplements. Call our office today for a diabetic neuropathy evaluation and treatment plan to get you back to pain free living.