New Hope for Neuropathy Sufferers

IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION

Our office continues to be open to all new and existing patients. We use hospital-grade sanitizers and are taking measures to ensure patients maintain social distancing by not having anyone wait in our reception room with others. If you prefer to wait in your car, just give us a call and we will call or text you when we are ready to bring you straight into a treatment room. Our entire staff is wearing masks and we encourage you to do the same.

For those patients who cannot or still wish not to visit the office, we are offering private video telemedicine visits. Simply call the office at 713-785-7881 and ask for an e-visit and we will be happy to get you set up for an immediate appointment. You can also request an appointment through our website.

MicroVas is currently one of the best treatments for peripheral neuropathyAnyone living with diabetes is probably familiar with the term peripheral neuropathy—the damage to the peripheral nerves of the legs and feet that this disease frequently causes.  Associated with pain, numbness and tingling, it is a troubling problem that can be difficult to resolve.

The good news is: there are several different treatment options currently available, including the FDA approved MicroVas therapy that I offer in my Houston podiatry practice, designed to improve blood flow to the nerves and reduce neuropathy symptoms.

The bad news is that many available treatments only focus on lessening the pain you experience, forcing diabetics to partake daily of strong, potentially addictive, pain meds.

For those who have resorted to simply limiting their experience of pain, take note of a new option that’s currently in development.

A pain management doctor in Ohio has filed a patent for a non-addicting medication that will not only lessen the experience of physical pain, but will also stimulate new blood-vessel growth through a timed release of sodium nitrate. Clinical trials for the medication could begin shortly, hopefully giving doctors a new weapon in the battle against neuropathy.

Every patient experiences peripheral neuropathy symptoms differently, and not every treatment will offer every individual relief. But take heart—chances are, there is a treatment that will work for you!

If you are living in Houston and suffering from peripheral neuropathy, schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Schneider today to see if you are a candidate to get relief from the treatments offered in our practice.

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