Have you noticed a gradual onset of tingling and numbness in your hands or feet, which may spread to your arms or legs? There’s a chance you maybe suffering from peripheral neuropathy. Other symptoms you may be experienceing are a burning, sharp or jabbing pain. Some patients also complain of sensitivity to touch, muscle weakness or lack of coordination. Though 60% of diabetics do suffer from neuropathy, you do not have to be a diabetic to have it. There are a number of other different causes of neuropathy. It can come from alcoholism, autoimmune diseases, medications, trauma or even pressure to the nerve.
A variety of treatment options are available. Early diagnosis and treatment are the best chances for controlling symptoms and preventing any further damage. To schedule an appointment with Carolina Podiatry Group at one of our three locations, call us at 803-285-1411.