Is there a cure for diabetic neuropathy?


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Houston podiatrist treats peripheral neuropathy numb and burning feetDiabetic peripheral neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes. It causes your feet to feel pain or uncomfortable numb sensations. It is prevalent in diabetics because the high concentration of blood sugar can impact your nerves and circulation. Some describe their neuropathy as constant burning, others feel itching or a pins and needles sensation, still others feel that their feet feel numb as if encased in wax. There is no right or wrong way to experience peripheral neuropathy.


There is really no cure for peripheral neuropathy. When neuropathy is painful, it can be managed with prescription medication, such as Lyrica or Cymbalta. Topical analgesics can also help take the edge off. These can be a prescription compound or something more common such as Biofreeze.


For diabetic peripheral neuropathy resulting in either numb or painful feet, there are a few more options that are effective. MicroVas therapy is a non-invasive modality that increases the blood flow to the nerves in your feet. By providing more oxygen, the nerves can "wake up" and numbness and pain is reduced. MicroVas is an in-office therapy provided in our Houston podiatry office.


Addressing nutritional deficiencies that can contribute to peripheral neuropathy is one other way to control the discomfort of peripheral neuropathy. For that we use two medical foods, Neuremedy and Metanx, to provide sufficient amounts of B vitamins, folate, and other nutrients necessary for proper nerve function.


If you have been suffering with Diabetic peripheral neuropathy and have not found relief, contact Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston to schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Schneider. After a comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Schneider will recommend the most appropriate treatment for you.

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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.