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 Anticonvulsants (Gabapentin [Neurontin], Lyrica), SSRIs (Cymbalta), and Tricyclic Antidepressants, or TCAs (Amitriptiline). They seem to be only marginally successful, and can have some side effects.
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!