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Understanding Neuropathy of the Lower Extremities: Causes and Prevention

What is Neuropathy of the Lower Extremities?

Neuropathy of the lower extremities, often referred to as peripheral neuropathy, is a condition that results from damage to the peripheral nerves in the legs and feet. This damage can cause a range of symptoms, including pain, tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness.

At Pain Treatment Specialists, we are dedicated to diagnosing and treating neuropathy to help you regain your quality of life.

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These are some Common Causes of Neuropathy:

  • Diabetes: High blood sugar levels can damage nerves over time, leading to diabetic neuropathy.
  • Infections: Certain infections, such as shingles, can cause nerve damage.
  • Trauma: Injuries to the legs can result in nerve damage.
  • Autoimmune Diseases: Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or lupus can affect the nerves.
  • Vitamin Deficiencies: Lack of essential vitamins, particularly B vitamins, can lead to neuropathy.

Who Does it Affect?

Neuropathy in the lower extremities can affect people with diabetes, vitamin deficiencies, or those undergoing chemotherapy. Chronic alcohol abuse, autoimmune diseases, and infections like HIV/AIDS can also contribute to nerve damage in the legs and feet. Older adults and individuals exposed to toxins or with physical trauma are particularly susceptible.

What are the Primary Causes & Symptoms of Leg Pain?

Primary causes

Diabetes

High blood sugar levels can damage nerves over time, leading to diabetic neuropathy.

Infections

Certain infections, such as shingles, can cause nerve damage.

Trauma

Injuries to the legs can result in nerve damage.

Autoimmune Diseases

Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or lupus can affect the nerves.

Vitamin Deficiencies

Lack of essential vitamins, particularly B vitamins, can lead to neuropathy.

Symptoms

Symptoms of Neuropathy

  • Burning or shooting pain
  • Tingling or “pins and needles” sensation
  • Numbness or reduced ability to feel temperature changes
  • Muscle weakness or cramps
  • Loss of balance or coordination

Our Treatment Approach for Neuropathy

At Pain Treatment Specialists, we offer a comprehensive approach to managing neuropathy of the lower extremities. Our expert team will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the cause and extent of your neuropathy, and develop a personalized treatment plan, which may include:

Nerve Stimulation

Techniques such as Neurostimulation to reduce pain.

Lifestyle Modifications

Recommendations on managing blood sugar levels, avoiding injuries, and other preventive measures. Please consider seeking diet and supplements to address vitamin deficiencies.

Prevention of Neuropathy

While some causes of neuropathy cannot be prevented, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk:

Manage Blood Sugar Levels

For diabetic patients, maintaining optimal blood sugar levels is crucial.

Protect Your Feet and Legs

Avoid injuries by wearing appropriate footwear and being cautious during physical activities.

Healthy Diet

Ensure you get enough vitamins and nutrients to support nerve health.

Regular Check-ups

Regular visits to your healthcare provider can help detect and manage conditions that may lead to neuropathy.

Non-surgical

Non-invasive

Why Choose Pain Treatment Specialists?

Pain Treatment Center

  • Expert Care: Our team includes board-certified pain specialists with extensive experience in treating neuropathy.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: We utilize the latest technologies and techniques to provide effective treatments.
  • Patient-Centered Approach: We are committed to understanding your unique needs and developing a treatment plan tailored to you.

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Dr. Laura Lombardi

Pain Doctor New Jersey
Harvard Medical School

Dr. George Hanna

Pain Doctor New York
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Michael Nguyen

Pain Doctor
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Shane Volney

Pain Doctor New York
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Jeffrey Deygoo

Pain Doctor New York & New Jersey
Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine

Dr. Bhavika Patel

Pain Doctor New York
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Leg pain – Neuropathy ultima modifica: 2024-07-02T11:31:49-04:00 da David Abril