Noticing tingling, weakness or pain in your hands or feet? Seek medical care right away. Early diagnosis and treatment offer the best chance for controlling your symptoms and preventing further damage to your peripheral nerves.
Peripheral neuropathy can lead to a variety of complications, caused by both the disease or its symptoms.
Numbness from the condition can cause you to be less sensitive to pain and temperatures, making you more likely to suffer from burns and serious wounds.
The lack of sensations in the feet can also make you more prone to developing infections from minor traumatic injuries (particularly for diabetics, who heal more slowly than other people), including foot ulcers and gangrene.
Additionally, muscle atrophy can cause you to develop certain physical disfigurements, such as pes cavus — a condition marked by an abnormally high foot arch — and claw-like deformities in the feet and hands.
Contact our office to learn more. In addition to treating neuropathy, procedures offered by Dr. Berenter include bunion surgery, custom orthotics, ankle and foot surgery including hammertoe surgery and more. Dr. Jay Berenter is proud to offer patients the CoolTouch CoolBreeze‚’ Laser Treatment to treat and eliminate painful and unsightly toenail fungus.