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Neuropathy Specialist

Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists

Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Albuquerque, NM & Santa Fe, NM

Are you experiencing tingling sensations or numbness in your body, particularly in your hands and feet? To find lasting relief, consult with the specialists at Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They can diagnose the cause of your neuropathy and address your pain issues at the source. Online scheduling is available or you can simply call the office to book an appointment.

Neuropathy Q & A

What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy is a disorder that affects your nervous system.

Your peripheral nerves are mostly responsible for sending information from your brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body. When these nerves are damaged, they don’t work properly and can result in abnormal sensations throughout your body, usually in your hands and feet.

If you’re having out-of-the-ordinary sensations in your body, reach out to the team at Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists for a consultation. They can diagnose your condition and treat it.

What are the common symptoms of neuropathy?

Symptoms of neuropathy are most commonly felt in your hands and feet. Your arms and legs can also be affected.

Symptoms include:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Burning pain
  • Jabbing pain
  • Changes in blood pressure
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Heat tolerance

Since different types of nerves trigger different types of sensations, movements, and organ functions, signs of neuropathy can show up in different ways.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of neuropathy, see the professionals at Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists for a treatment plan specific to your condition.

What causes neuropathy?

Neuropathy can result from several causes that include:

  • Diabetes
  • Chemotherapy
  • Injury
  • Kidney failure
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Certain medications
  • Infections

At your consultation and evaluation, your podiatrist talks to you about your family’s medical history, your health history, and your lifestyle habits.

During your physical exam, you’ll be checked for symptoms of neuropathy. A blood test might be ordered to check blood sugar levels.

Understanding the root cause of your neuropathy helps diagnose and treat your specific condition.

How is neuropathy treated?

Once a diagnosis is reached, your doctor prescribes specific management for your condition. Treatments focus on slowing the progression of neuropathy to maintain your health, decrease your pain, and improve your quality of life.

Treatments can include:

  • Electrical spinal cord stimulation
  • Nerve blocks with injections
  • Spinal stimulation
  • Pain medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy

Your doctor will probably also encourage lifestyle changes like quitting smoking and adding exercise to your daily routine.

If you’re in need of relief for our heel pain, reach out to the team at Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists by calling the friendly staff or book an appointment online today.