Even more difficult than diagnosing diabetic peripheral neuropathy is treating it. There is no cure for this condition. The goal of treatment is to relieve your symptoms and slow or stop progression of nerve damage.
There are no quick fixes for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Often, you’ll use a variety of treatments to manage your symptoms. Left untreated, diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a serious complication of diabetes that can even result in amputation of the affected limb.
These are the most common diabetic peripheral neuropathy treatment options: Blood sugar control, exercise, foot care, supplements, over-the-counter pain relievers, other prescribed medications, or spinal cord stimulation (SCS).
Peripheral neuropathy can be difficult to diagnose. A neurological and physical exam, a thorough medical history, or certain lab tests may be ordered to help rule out other potential causes. Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by:
• Autoimmune diseases
• Certain medications
• Unknown causes
When you peripheral nerves become damaged, they can eventually produce symptoms such as pain, tingling, or numbness. Other symptoms to look out for include: cramps, hypersensitivity to touch, weakness in the extremities (particularly the legs and feet), poor reflexes, poor balance and coordination, and an increase in foot problems such as infections or slow-healing wounds.
We are dedicated to finding the correct diagnosis and treatment for your pain. We specialize in minimally invasive non-surgical treatments. Our focus on minimally invasive treatments allows you to improve your quality of life and continue your daily activities with less interference to you. Our procedures happen in our clinic using the latest cutting-edge techniques. If you’ve been losing out on life’s great pleasures due to pain, please give us a call today and let’s see what treatment options we can offer you.