If you are diabetic, smoking will increase the risk of nerve damage all over your body, including your feet. Nerve damage in the foot, or peripheral neuropathy, can cause numbness and pain. This happens because tobacco damages the arteries that carry blood to the nerves. Smoking will slow down blood flow and reduce sensation even further in your feet, making neuropathy worse. Ask your doctor for help with quitting!
Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists of Wauwatosa, Oak Creek, New Berlin and Mequon, Wisconsin (WI) treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Licensed Podiatrists, Dr. Steven Waldman, Dr. Christopher Milkie and Dr. Lucy Meier can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.
Our podiatrists, foot surgeons and staff of our Milwaukee area podiatry offices offer the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care services with a smile to patients in our local community. Return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love!