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Peripheral Neuropathy FAQs

When you’re living with heel or foot pain, you don’t want to wait for answers. Get help fast by looking through this list of frequently asked questions with answers from our Plano podiatrist.

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  • Why do my middle toes go numb?

    Middle toes are numbThere are a couple of potential causes for numb middle toes, including conditions like neuromas and neuropathy.

    Neuromas are nerve tissues that become thickened and enlarged due to external pressure. This pressure can come from various, normally-occurring tissues, but it is also sometimes caused by abnormal growths or tumors as well. A neuroma left untreated can become a permanent problem.

    Whereas neuromas are caused by external factors, neuropathy is a condition wherein nerves become damaged and either cause faulty signals (which can lead to burning or tingling pain) or numbness. The condition is often associated with diabetes, but there are other causes, including vitamin deficiency, exposure to toxins, infections, and certain autoimmune disorders.

    For an accurate diagnosis when you have numbness in your lower limbs, make sure you come see us here at Richardson Podiatry Associates. In addition to establishing the problem, we will also create an effective treatment plan for you. Call us at (972) 690-5374 for more information or, even better, schedule an appointment online and come see us here at our Richardson, TX office.

  • Can Neuropathy be Cured?

    Treating Neuropathy in FeetCan neuropathy be cured? Well, there are several types of neuropathy and each can bring its own set of symptoms. At the root is nerve damage, which can impair your ability to move, talk, breathe, and feel heat, cold, or pain, depending on which type you have. We are well acquainted with neuropathy of the feet, which is a common symptom for those with diabetes.

    Tingling, numbness, or even complete loss of sensation can happen when nerves become damaged due to high levels of glucose in the blood. Unfortunately, neuropathy is not a condition that can be cured. Damaged nerves cannot be reversed to become healthy once again. However, there’s a lot that you can do to prevent the damage from becoming worse. It is important to seek treatment at the onset of any numbness or loss of sensation in your feet. Dr. Gene Reister can help you manage your condition with a variety of conservative treatment methods and prevention strategies.

    Contact Richardson Podiatry Associates in Richardson, TX, today if you are struggling with neuropathy and are interested in treatment that will improve your quality of life. Call us at (972) 690-5374 or request an appointment online.

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