Neuropathy Q And A

What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy is a term that describes nerve dysfunction. Basically this means something has caused the nerve or nerves to stop working properly. Neuropathies can be further divided into central, affecting the brain and spinal cord, and peripheral, affecting the nerves in the rest of the body. We are focusing on peripheral neuropathy here.

What are signs and symptoms of neuropathy?

Neuropathy can cause a variety of symptoms. Numbness, tingling, burning, itching are commonly described. Loss of sensation can occur in late stages. Balance problems and muscle weakness can also be signs of nerve dysfunction

What causes Neuropathy?

Hundreds of causes of neuropathy have been described. The most common causes we see in clinical practice are diabetes, chemotherapy, alcohol abuse, infections, traumatic and hereditary. Sometimes a cause cannot be determined. This gets the term idiopathic neuropathy.

How is neuropathy treated?

Most doctors treat neuropathy with a variety of topical and oral medications, focusing on symptom control. What we do differently is focus on restoring the function of the nerves with some innovative therapeutic techniques and nutritional support. The main therapy we employ is called Electric Signal Therapy or EST. This is a special kind of electrical stimulation using sophisticated equipment that can effectively wake up damaged nerves, allowing them to repair themselves and function again. The treatment is similar to TENS or other electrical stimulation in that it is externally applied through adhesive pads applied to the skin. I differs in the way the electricity is applied. The computerized device varies amplitude, frequency and intensity over the treatment time to effectively stay ahead of the bodies adaptation to the stimulation, vastly increasing its effectiveness. It is a real breakthrough in treatment of this potentially disabling condition. We combine this treatment with nutritional supplements that support the nerve tissue, improving the repairative process and enhancing nerve function. We are the only center offering this treatment in the Northeast.

How can a person schedule and appointment?

You can call the office at 844 375 7622 and speak to one of our friendly, helpful staff members and they will get you an appointment that is convenient for you. You can also text an appointment request to the same number(yes it works!). You can also go to our website danburypodiatrist.com and request an appointment there. We can also take appointment requests through our Facebook page, advancedfootandanklecenterct.

You Might Also Enjoy...

See me before its too late!

One of the most frustrating things for medical practitioners is to have a patient come in with a serious complication that could have been prevented or at the very least addressed early, before it got really bad. It happens all too often.

The Main Cause of Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown nails may develop for many reasons and some cases are congenital, because the nail is just too large for the toe. They can also be caused by trauma and ill fitting shoes. The most common cause however is improper grooming and trimming of the nail. 

How Nutrition Affects Foot Health

Not only does nutrition play a big role in the overall health of the body, but even the development and treatment of certain foot conditions. Eating certain foods has shown to reduce the risk for inflammation and other diseases that can affect your feet.

5 Healthy Habits to Prevent Toenail Fungus

Have you ever had toenail fungus? Toenail fungus is a fungal infection of the nail or nail bed that causes thick, yellow, crumbly nails. Nail fungus can be difficult to get rid of and if left untreated, can lead to a more serious infection.

All about Plantar Warts

All about Plantar Warts What are they? Plantar warts are warts on the bottom of the feet caused by Human Papillomavirus(HPV). These warts are flat and firm to the touch and often resemble a cauliflower with black speckles.

Running Injuries

Running is one of the most popular and practiced sports in the world, with approximately 60 million people in the U.S. hitting the trails, parks, and streets annually! It is no surprise that running and jogging is one of the main causes for foot injuries.