Neuropathy: What To Expect Visiting a Podiatrist

If you are experiencing ongoing numbness or pain in your feet or legs, it is time to seek treatment for your Neuropathy in Phoenix, AZ. Visit your local podiatrist, Dr. Michael Dershowitz, at one of our Southwest Foot Institute locations in Phoenix, AZ, or Glendale, AZ.

What is a Podiatrist?

When you experience pain or other issues anywhere from your lower legs down to your feet, you should get specialized medical care from a Podiatrist. At Southwest Foot Institute, we often treat people with chronic issues, such as Diabetes, since foot neuropathy is a common side effect of the disease.

Are your toenails discolored or ingrown? Do you have peeling feet? Is it hard to walk due to painful and enlarged bunions? Your podiatrist can help with those issues.

What is Neuropathy?

Tingling, burning, numbness, and pain are the uncomfortable sensations associated with neuropathy. This condition can occur anywhere in the body and for a variety of reasons. However, diabetes patients often experience this before leg or foot amputation.

Excessive alcohol consumption may also cause damage to nerves in the foot and create peripheral neuropathy. According to APMA, diabetes is the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy. It can also result from arthritis, heredity, or injury.

If you are diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy in Phoenix, AZ, protect yourself and pay extra attention to your feet. You may not notice cuts or wounds due to a lack of sensation, so you must rely on visual inspection. Visit our Southwest Foot Institute office in Phoenix, AZ or Glendale, AZ, immediately if you notice an injury to your foot.

How Can a Podiatrist Help With Neuropathy Issues?

During a visit to the podiatrist, the doctor will test how you can walk or stand. An X-ray or ultrasound of your problem area is taken to help with the diagnosis. Your podiatrist may use various non-invasive surgery techniques, vitamin injections, prescribe medication or refer you to physical therapy.

When you visit the Southwest Foot Institute, Dr. Dershowitz will examine your lower body and identify the cause and severity of your neuropathy. In regards to treatment, we often perform an outpatient procedure such as MLS Laser Therapy in our office – it has successfully helped many patients with their neuropathic ailments.

Don’t ignore pain or bruising on your feet or legs. The staff at Southwest Foot Institute offices in Glendale, AZ, and Phoenix, AZ can treat neuropathy issues. Dr. Dershowitz will provide professional medical care for your lower body ailments. Please contact either office at (602) 340- 8686 today.

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