Neuropathy treatment in Orange County
Information from your Neuropathy treatment surgeon in Orange County, California.
What is peripheral neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy often causes numbness and pain in your hands and feet.
People typically describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning.
Peripheral neuropathy is caused by nerve damage. It can result from such problems
as traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems and exposure to toxins.
One of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes.
A number of medications are often used to reduce the painful symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.
Vitamins can also help treat neuropathy.
Neuropathy can lead to breakdown in skin and infections.
There are medications and therapy modalities that can help reduce the symptoms of painful neuropathy.
Anodyne therapy is a good option. A physical therapist can do this therapy as part of the treatment protocol. Insurance will usually cover physical therapy for fall risk and balance disturbance. Patients with neuropathy have an increased chance of falling due to balance issues.
There is also a surgical option for patients that fail conservative treatment.
For a surgical consult to relieve painful neuropathy that has failed medical treatment, please contact Dr. Kolodenker.
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Last Updated 1-03-2017