Diabetic neuropathy is a type of peripheral neuropathy which is a disorder resulting from nerve damage caused by diabetes mellitus. The condition typically presents as sensory deficits, including numbness and tingling, or autonomic dysfunction, causing abnormal heart rate, blood pressure and gastrointestinal motility. Additionally, it may involve motor nerve dysfunction leading to weakness and muscle atrophy. Metropolitan Foot Care does advanced treatment for cure of Diabetic Neuropathy which no other podiatry offices provide by many modalities such as: laser, nerve rejuvenation by injecting vitamins into the affected nerves, Microvas treatments which is a NASA made modality that uses a an electrical impulses, oral vitamin and oral medications. These modalities combined have helped to totally cure 95% of our patients. Schedule an appointment to visit our Brooklyn or Queens offices for a consultation.
What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy is a general term that describes various health conditions affecting the nerves. Peripheral neuropathy specifically refers to damage to nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord, which are crucial for transmitting information between the brain and the rest of the body. Although neuropathy can be caused by a variety of factors, it is often treatable and symptoms can be managed with prompt medical attention. It is important to seek medical help early to effectively manage and treat neuropathy.
Symptoms of Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy is a broad term that refers to damage to the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. The symptoms of this damage can vary greatly, and the following are some common examples: tingling, pins and needles sensation, sharp pains, burning or throbbing sensations, heightened sensitivity to touch, pain during everyday activities, lack of coordination, muscle weakness, feeling of dampened nerves, paralysis, heat intolerance, difficulty sweating, digestive issues, bowel or bladder problems, sexual dysfunction, dizziness, or lightheadedness. The peripheral nerves are divided into three categories: sensory nerves, motor nerves, and autonomic nerves. Sensory nerves are responsible for feeling sensations, motor nerves control movement, and autonomic nerves control automatic bodily functions such as heart rate, digestion, sweating, and blood pressure. By observing the symptoms, it is often possible to determine which category of nerve is affected.
Treatment options for neuropathy symptoms can vary depending on the underlying cause and individual case. To determine the best course of treatment, our healthcare professionals will evaluate the overall health of the individual. Possible treatment options include:
- Pain relievers (over-the-counter or prescription)
- Topical medications applied to the skin
- Exercise or physical therapy
- Changes in diet
- Spinal cord stimulation using an implanted device
- Surgery to remove impingement or pressure on a nerve
What Can Metropolitan Foot Care Do to Help?
At Metropolitan Foot Care, our specialists understand that every individual is unique and tailor treatment plans to ensure the best possible outcome. Rest assured that you will be treated with the utmost care and attention. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Our goal is to help you heal in the most effective way possible.