Neuropathy occurs when a nerve is damaged, resulting in swelling and inflammation. The result is numbness, tingling, and burning sensations. When neuropathy affects the feet, it increases the chance of injury and wounds may go undetected.
Neuropathy can be caused by a wide range of factors, including alcoholism, exposure to toxins, trauma, tumors, and diseases, such as autoimmune disease or diabetes.
One of the most common kinds of neuropathy is diabetic neuropathy, caused by damage to the nerves as a result of high blood sugars. Diabetic neuropathy is a special concern because it takes diabetics longer to heal, so they are at a higher risk for infection.
The podiatry experts at Nuestep perform minimally invasive procedures that may help solve issues that result from neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy, getting you back on track to a life free from foot pain.