How Can I Treat Neuropahy?

Peripheral neuropathy, a result of nerve damage, often causes numbness and pain in your hands and feet. People typically describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning, while they may compare the loss of sensation to the feeling of wearing a thin stocking or glove. Peripheral neuropathy can result from problems such as traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems and exposure to toxins.

One of the most common causes is diabetes. In many cases, peripheral neuropathy symptoms improve with time — especially if the condition is caused by an underlying condition that can be treated. A number of medications often are used to reduce the painful symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Water accumulation in the ankle and foot area may compress the surrounding nerves causing neuropathy like symptoms. Patients with severe venous insufficiency manifesting as leg swelling and foot edema who have symptoms of neuropathy which worsen as the day progresses and improve with elevation or rest, may benefit from treatment of their venous disease. Patients with this pattern of neuropathy should consider thorough venous insufficiency evaluation by a qualified vein specialist through our online vein screening.

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