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Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy: Finding Relief at Yeargain Foot & Ankle

At Yeargain Foot & Ankle, we’re dedicated to helping individuals suffering from Peripheral Neuropathy find relief and improve their quality of life. In this blog post, we’ll delve into what Peripheral Neuropathy is, its causes, symptoms, and how our podiatry practice can provide effective solutions to manage this condition.

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral Neuropathy is a complex condition that involves damage to the peripheral nerves, which transmit information between the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) and the rest of the body. When these nerves are damaged or dysfunctional, it can result in a wide range of symptoms, including pain, numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, and even loss of sensation.

Common Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy can be caused by various factors, including:

  1. Diabetes: High blood sugar levels can damage nerve fibers over time, leading to diabetic neuropathy.
  2. Trauma: Injuries, accidents, or surgical procedures can damage nerves, leading to neuropathic symptoms.
  3. Infections: Certain infections, such as Lyme disease, HIV, and shingles, can cause nerve damage.
  4. Autoimmune Disorders: Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus can trigger immune system attacks on nerve tissue.
  5. Toxins: Exposure to toxins like alcohol, heavy metals, and chemotherapy drugs can lead to neuropathy.
  6. Heredity: Some people are genetically predisposed to develop neuropathic conditions.

Common Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy can manifest in various ways, with symptoms that may include:

– Pain: Persistent, sharp, or burning pain in the affected areas.

– Numbness: Reduced or complete loss of sensation in the hands, feet, or other body parts.

– Tingling: Prickling or “pins and needles” sensations.

– Muscle Weakness: Reduced strength and coordination in the affected muscles.

– Balance Issues: Difficulty walking and maintaining balance.

– Sensitivity: Increased sensitivity to touch or pain, even with light pressure.

How Yeargain Foot & Ankle Can Help

At Yeargain Foot & Ankle, we understand the challenges faced by individuals dealing with Peripheral Neuropathy. Our experienced podiatrists offer comprehensive care and effective solutions to manage this condition:

  1. Diagnosis: We begin with a thorough evaluation, including a medical history review and diagnostic tests to determine the cause and severity of your Peripheral Neuropathy.
  2. Pain Management: Our team specializes in pain management techniques, including medication, nerve blocks, and physical therapy, to alleviate your discomfort.
  3. Custom Orthotics: We can design custom orthotic devices to help improve your balance and alleviate pressure on affected areas, reducing pain and discomfort.
  4. Education: We provide valuable information and resources to help you understand your condition better and make informed decisions about your care.

Peripheral Neuropathy can be a challenging condition to manage, but you don’t have to face it alone. Yeargain Foot & Ankle is here to provide expert guidance and compassionate care to help you find relief and improve your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Together, we can work towards a more comfortable and pain-free future.

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Right Where You Work

If you work in Downtown Dallas you know the challenge of working a full day and then finding time for a podiatry appointment. That’s why we have two clinics located in the downtown area. Schedule your appointment and customized treatment plan right where you work. We will get you in, get you relief, and get you back to active living.

Yeargain Foot & Ankle

3801 Gaston Ave #330
Dallas, TX 75246
(972) 853-4886

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Oak Cliff/Methodist Hospital
1411 N Beckley Ave. Suite 456
Dallas, TX 75203
Pavilion III at Methodist Hospital
(972) 845-4970

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Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 1pm

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