Peripheral Neuropathy

Your body’s nervous system has two parts: the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system contains your brain and your spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system sends information from the central nervous system to the rest of the body, by way of nerves that go throughout the body. Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that can result from diabetes, injury, infection, inheritance, or toxin exposure. This condition causes weakness, pain, and numbness to the body, usually in the feet. However, this condition can be treated and the symptoms reduced, with the help of Dr. Forman.

Although there isn’t a single cause of peripheral neuropathy, there have been many conditions that lead to an increased risk of neuropathy including alcoholism, diabetes, infections, tumors, and hypothyroidism.

If you have any of the following symptoms, you could potentially have peripheral neuropathy and should make an appointment with Dr. Forman as soon as possible.
– Numbness or tingling in your feet
– Sharp pain
– Throbbing Pain
– Freezing sensation
– Burning sensation
– Being extremely sensitive to touch on the feet
– Lack of coordination
– Muscle weakness

At Dr. Forman’s office, there are many different methods of treatment. Each person’s case is different, and thus a different treatment may be required. Peripheral neuropathy can be a very painful condition, but by making an appointment with Dr. Forman’s office, your pain can be alleviated and your foot feeling back to normal.

Author
Mark Forman, DPM, M.B.A, F.A.P.W.C.A.

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