Nerve Pain & Damage
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Damage to the nerves in the feet that causes numbness is known as peripheral neuropathy. When these nerves are functioning properly, they relay sensory information to the central nervous system. However, certain health conditions can cause them to malfunction, leading to weakness, tingling, and even pain. Dr. Milkie can help treat your peripheral neuropathy, nerve pain, and nerve damage in Wauwatosa, WI.
Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy can result from infections, metabolic problems, or genetic causes. Some common causes include:
- Diabetes - More than half the people with diabetes develop some type of neuropathy.
- Certain Infections - Including Lyme disease, shingles, hepatitis B and C, leprosy, diphtheria, and HIV.
- Autoimmune Diseases - Such as lupus, arthritis, or Guillain-Barre syndrome.
- Genetic Disorders - Disorders such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease are hereditary types of neuropathy.
- Tumors - Growths can occur on the nerves or press against the nerves, causing numbness and tingling.
- Other Diseases - These include kidney disease, liver disease, connective tissue disorders and hypothyroidism.
Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy
Symptoms depend on the type of nerves affected. However, symptoms of the condition generally include pain that is stabbing, burning, or tingling, and:
- Numbness, prickling, or tingling in your feet and legs
- Sharp, jabbing, throbbing or burning pain
- Extreme sensitivity to touch
- Pain during activities that shouldn't cause pain, like walking or when your feet are under a blanket
- Lack of coordination and falling
- Muscle weakness
Many patients’ symptoms improve with time, especially with treatable conditions like infection. However, if you experience peripheral neuropathy due to a chronic condition, you will have to monitor your feet for sores or cuts since you are unable to feel when these injuries occur. Medications can reduce the pain of peripheral neuropathy as well. Dr. Milkie will be able to find the best treatment plan for you.
Contact Us for Expert Treatment for Nerve Pain & Damage in Wauwatosa, WI
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (414) 257-0676. You may also use our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Complete Examination
- Discover Your Options
- Custom Treatment Plan
- BONUS: Receive a Copy of Dr. Milkie's Book, The Plantar Fasciitis Solution
During your appointment, we will take the time to thoroughly assess your condition and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to helping you live a pain-free life!