Treating Numbness, Tingling, and Burning Caused by Neuropathy
My name is Dr. David Northcutt. I'm one of the podiatrists here at Dallas Podiatry Works. Today I want to discuss diabetic peripheral neuropathy. There are several reasons for the development of peripheral neuropathy, but diabetic peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy simply means nerve damage that is caused from having diabetes. This is not something that develops rapidly, but is a slowly worsening and progressive condition which happens over the period of several years. The loss of sensation that occurs with nerve damage from diabetes makes the patient more prone to developing open.
Sores or ulcers. Patients often do not know that they have a sore or wound, due to this lack of sensation. This can lead to significant complications including amputations. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy usually occurs in patients who do not maintain their blood sugar well, however it can occur in anyone with diabetes. The symptoms of neuropathy include numbness, tingling, pain, burning in the feet which can progress up to the legs, there's often loss of muscle tone, loss of balance, and changes to foot structure. To determine whether you have diabetic peripheral neuropathy, a.
History and physical will be performed. Simple, in office, noninvasive testing helps to diagnose the problem. Neurologic tests sometimes are ordered. Sometimes a biopsy of the peripheral nerves in the skin may also be performed. Treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy begins with good control of your blood sugar. There are oral medications as well as topical medications that may reduce your symptoms. Prevention of diabetic peripheral neuropathy includes maintaining good blood sugar levels. If you have any symptoms of numbness, burning, tingling in your feet or legs, please give us a call at Dallas Podiatry Works. We will work to get the correct diagnosis to help.
Periripheral neuropathy burning and cramping pain no more!
Alright well we're here with one of our great patients Verne. How are you doing today Verne I'm doing fine. Verne has been with us for about six weeks now. He initially contacted us about our neuropathy treatment protocol that Dr. Busch developed. Verne had quite a bit of different symptoms going on with your neuropathy. Can you tell us a little bit about what you were feeling from a symptom standpoint before you called in I was getting pains down the back of my legs and down into my feet. I had numbness under my feet and.
Pains in my toes. And these pains were real sharp and shooting Yes. Now you also had some burning pain, is that right, when you go to sleep at night Can you describe that a little bit for me It was mostly in my feet and it was kind of a burning sensation in my feet. Now how did that affect your sleep I know we've talked a lot about how you were sleeping before you came in here, can you tell me what it was like for you to try to.
Sleep at night Well I really couldn't get much sleep, I had to get up and walk around and then I'd go back and get an hour or so of sleep and finally I would sleep in my chair, recliner. I was gonna say, do you have a recliner there Yes. That's where you did most of your sleeping is that right Yes. I know this week we've gotten to a big milestone here where you're getting to sleep in your bed now, which is fantastic. Your daughter got you a nice.
Mattress topper for your mattress, the pain is no longer keeping you awake at night, is that right That's right, yes. The burning pain is 100 gone at this point so that's fantastic, and those sharp shooting pains were going all the way down your leg from the thigh all the way to the foot, those are gone all the way now for the last week or so and the only place you're having anything now is a little bit in the toe on your foot is that right So overall, how much better are you feeling now do you think compared.
To when you first came in Oh I feel 100 better. Changes your whole life doesn't it Yes. You're able to sleep through the night now and makes your whole day better when you wake up refreshed and sleeping allows your body to heal itself naturally which is part of the whole process. So overall how much better is your quality of life at this point compared to what it was Oh it's a lot better, 100 better. Don't feel that hopeless feeling about the neuropathy and that sort of thing. I know you and I have talked a little, but.
Verne did you ever feel you would get to this level of improvement, and what do you say to me You didn't feel like you could did you, you thought it was something you'd have to live with for the rest of your life. Yea. Partly because that's what you'd been told by some other doctors. Well hopefully soon we'll have you off the gabapentin that they have you taking which is a common thing for it. Living life every day and doing the things you want to do. Well thank you for your time, we love having you here as a patient, and.
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When you originally presented to the office, you presented with chronic burning, tingling, and numbness in both lower legs and feet. How did you respond to our neuropathy program, and how are you doing today I've responded remarkably and I am doing, I would say, 95 better today so far on the program. I had basically in my feet area I was not having the feeling that I should have had. Of course it had affected my personality, basically getting hard to live with, but now I am just feeling 95 100 better. Since I've started.
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