What Is Neuropathy?
Before we move on, let’s take a brief refresher course on this all-too-common condition.
Peripheral neuropathy is an umbrella term for progressive damage to the sensitive nerves of your feet and toes. High blood sugar levels due to diabetes is the most common underlying cause, but certainly not the only one—injuries, autoimmune disorders, exposure to toxins or certain medications, alcoholism, and other factors can play a role. Sometimes there is no known underlying cause.
Neuropathy usually progresses slowly, over the course of years or even decades. However, slowly but surely, as the nerves become more and more damaged, symptoms worsen. Intermittent tingling and burning sensations eventually evolve into constant, significant pain.
Finally, all sensation is completely lost, leaving your feet numb—and extremely susceptible to devastating injury.
Providing Comprehensive Neuropathy Care
We’re proud to be the only preferred provider of Neurogenx in Ohio, and have seen it produce amazing results for our patients.
But it’s still just one part of a comprehensive approach to neuropathy—and we can help you with that, too. From diet and exercise plans, to therapeutic footwear, to managing underlying conditions such as diabetes, we partner with our patients along every step of the journey.
If you want to not just manage your neuropathy, and not just slow its progression, but actually reverse it, keep it away, and regain at least a portion of your former lifestyle, we are going to give you the best possible chance of getting there.
To learn more or to schedule your appointment with Sunshein Podiatry Associates, please call our office today at (937) 435-7477. You can also take advantage of our online request form to have a member of our staff reach out to you.
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Exercise is just one component of living a healthy lifestyle despite your peripheral neuropathy. You also want to make sure you maintain a healthy diet, and of course work closely with your medical team (including the folks here at Sunshein Podiatry Associates) to make sure you get the advanced treatments you need.
To help you with the “at home” component, we’ve written a brief downloadable guide on health and wellness. Keep it on your phone or print it out to keep those diet and exercise guidelines easily accessible and top of mind!