Russell M Blatstein DPM

There are over 100 types of neuropathy.

60% to 70% of those with diabetes will develop neuropathy.

30% to 40% of individuals taking chemotherapy will develop neuropathy.

30% of those with HIV will suffer from neuropathy.

Neuropathy can occur at any age, with the majority being over the age of 40.



WHAT IS NEUROPATHY ? 


Neuropathy is a chronic, debilitating condition that many individuals suffer with but it is rarely life threatening


We have nerves that run through our entire bodies. These nerves carry signals from our brain to our body telling us to move, to feel, to control, etc. Neuropathy occurs when there is a disruption in the normal activity and behaviors of your nerves and nervous system. Certain events, traumas, or health situations can cause the nerves to become damaged and unable to work properly.


The areas most affected by neuropathy are the body’s extremities: toes, feet, legs, fingers, hands and arms


With neuropathy, your nerves can be damaged in one of three ways.


The nerves may signal when they shouldn’t.


The nerves may carry erroneous messages throughout the body, confusing the function.


Or the nerves may entirely stop signaling.




WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS ?


The symptoms of neuropathy vary for each person and neuropathy can occur in different parts of the body.


The most common symptoms reported are:


Tingling and numbness, especially in the hands and feet.
Loss of coordination.
Changes in sensation, unable to feel pain, touch, or temperature.
Muscle weakness.
Muscle twitching, cramps, or spasms.
Loss of muscle control.
Frequent falling.




WHAT IS THE TREATMENT ? 


There is no real cure for neuropathy and there is no dedicated treatment for neuropathy.

Thankfully, though, there are some natural methods and lifestyle changes that can be used to bring relief for neuropathy.


Staying active, consuming proper nutrition, and participating in physical therapy may help relieve your symptoms.

If you are seeking neuropathy pain relief, you have come to the right place.


Contact us today to schedule an appointment for an evaluation and individualized treatment plan.



Treatment for Neuropathy includes: 


Vitamin therapy
Compounded medications for topical usage

Prescription medication

Injection therapy
Physical Therapy - MicroVas, 

Gait training - orthotic stabilization

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