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Neuropathy

neuropathyNerve damage (neuropathy), can lead to numbness, burning, and electrical sensations that become so severe, you experience weakness in your feet and ankles. Before living another day with neuropathy discomfort, see how leading podiatrist Dr. Frank Henry, Foot and Ankle Specialist can help. Book your neuropathy evaluation at the practice’s Victoria or Marble Falls, Texas, clinic locations by requesting an appointment online or by calling your most convenient clinic directly.

How do I know if I have neuropathy?

Neuropathy can occur anywhere in your body. But when it comes to your lower legs and feet (peripheral neuropathy), the condition is especially worrisome, sincew it can affect your ability to walk or feel cuts on the foot. Neuropathy can cause any of the following symptoms:

  • Extreme sensitivity to touch and pressure
  • Poor coordination and increased risk of falls
  • Electrical or stabbing sensations
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Muscle weakness

Neuropathy flare-ups can become so severe, they start affecting your work and daily activities. Before your neuropathy begins lowering your quality of life, get your feet evaluated, and start your personalized treatment plan.

What causes neuropathy?

Nerve damage from neuropathy can occur for a variety of different reasons, including blood sugar fluctuations from diabetes. You may suffer from neuropathy due to:

  • Autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • Trauma or excessive pressure on the nerve
  • Flat feet or overpronation
  • Certain medications
  • Inherited defects
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Repetitive motions

Your case of neuropathy can even be associated with tarsal tunnel syndrome, or narrowing of the tunnel in your ankle. This pain-causing condition leads to compression of your posterior tibial nerve, which runs along the back of your leg and into your heel. No matter the cause, you have plenty of neuropathy treatment solutions available with Dr. Frank Henry.

Is there an effective treatment for neuropathy?

Absolutely! Dr. Frank Henry can get you started on innovative neuropathy treatment plans right away, so you can get fast relief from discomfort and help soothe your chronic nerve pain. Dr. Frank Henry examines you and talks with you about your symptoms to help design the best neuropathy treatment plan, which may include:

  • Prescription-strength topical numbing creams
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Nerve Electrotherapy
  • Orthotics to relieve pressure in pinched nerves

Dr. Frank Henry also offers Neurogenx™ treatments for neuropathy. Neurogenx uses advanced high-frequency electronic energy waves to relieve neuropathy symptoms, without pain or surgery. This FDA-cleared treatment is one of the latest clinically proven neuropathy solutions available, so you can expect fast and effective pain relief.

Get relief from neuropathy pain once and for all with Dr. Frank Henry. Book your neuropathy evaluation directly through the online scheduler, or call either office to book a visit.

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