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Could Your Burning, Painful Feet be a Symptom of Neuropathy?

Could Your Burning, Painful Feet be a Symptom of Neuropathy?

by Dr. Christopher Milkie Tingling or burning in the legs and feet may be an early sign of nerve damage, also known as neuropathy. These feelings often start in the toes and feet. Other symptoms include: Deep pain in the feet and legs Loss of sensation in the feet or legs Burning or itching in […]

An annual Podiatrist visit can offer help for Peripheral Neuropathy

by Dr. Steven Waldman Did you know that a diabetic should see a podiatrist on a regular basis? There are many reasons for this need, but the most concerning is the risk of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy. There are many reasons that Peripheral Neuropathy can happen in diabetic patients. What is Peripheral Neuropathy? The basic idea […]

Can smoking cause foot pain?

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 […]

What is neuritis of the foot?

Neuritis can occur anywhere in the body. Podiatrists can treat neuritis in your foot – it can occur in your heel, toes, and metatarsal (ball of foot) area. Neuritis is an inflammation of the nerves in your foot. This inflammation can have many possble causes, such as an injury, an infection, a vitamin deficiency, or […]

What Medications are Used to Treat Neuropathy?

Peripheral Neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes. It can also have other causes, such as chemotherapy. Until recently, the only treatment for neuropathy was medication. Common medications for neuropathy, or neuropathic pain, include pain relievers such as NSAIDs (ibuprofen or Aleve) and opiates/narcotics (Percoset or Vicodin). Some of the more common other categories are […]

What is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy is a disorder involving the nerves of the body. Commonly considered to be “nerve pain,” it is caused by damage to the nerve. There are many types of neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy effects the nerves of the peripheral nervous system – those outside of your brain and spinal cord. This includes the nerves in your […]

What causes Neuropathy?

Approximately 30% of neuropathy cases are caused by complications from diabetes. For another 30% of cases, the causes of neuropathy are unknown or “idiopathic.” The remaining neuropathy cases are related to the many medical conditions, drugs, and toxins that are known to cause nerve damage. These include human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, celiac disease, trauma, […]

What are some common signs and symptoms of Neuropathy?

Neuropathy symptoms and signs can vary in how they begin. For some people, neuropathy happens suddenly; others evolve slowly over many years. Symptoms vary, depending on which types of nerves are affected, and may include: Numbness in Feet Burning pain in feet Leg cramping Sharp electrical-like pain Pain when you walk Difficulty sleeping from leg […]

How do I know if I have Neuropathy?

If you notice any unusual tingling, numbness, burning, or pain in your feet and legs, or suffer from any of the symptoms above, it’s important that you seek medical care as soon as possible. According to researchers at the Mayo Clinic and the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy, early diagnosis and treatment is important. Early intervention […]

What Happens if My Neuropathy Goes Untreated?

Neuropathy is a progressive disease. That means if you leave it untreated, it gets worse and that can be extremely dangerous. Neuropathy is a major risk factor for foot infections or foot ulcers.  When our nerves aren’t working right, it becomes difficult to protect and care for our toes, feet and legs.  You may injure […]

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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.
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