Peripheral Neuropathy

How frustrating is it to go to the doctor for something that is constantly bothersome…unrelenting numbness or tingling in your feet…only to be told that there is nothing that can be done? This is common for those suffering from peripheral neuropathy. While it may be true that not everyone may experience relief, there are regular advances in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy that are not widely known by the average doctor. Don’t give up, there is a good chance one may be right for you.

Peripheral neuropathy describes damage to the peripheral nerves in the legs and feet. It may be caused by diseases of the nerves or as the result of systemic illnesses. Diabetes is the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy. Neuropathy can also be caused by alcoholism, AIDS, chemotherapy or radiation, or nutritional deficiencies. Although the causes of peripheral neuropathy are diverse, they produce common symptoms including weakness, numbness, burning, tickling, pricking or tingling and pain in the legs and/or feet. A large number of cases are of unknown cause.

Therapy for peripheral neuropathy differs depending on the cause. For example, therapy for peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes involves control of the diabetes. Some medications, both oral and topical, have been known to provide some relief of the pain associated with neuropathy. One of the most exciting therapies is focusing on nutrition. Neuremedy, a bioactive form of Vitamin B1, has helped relieve the pain and numbness of neuropathy by providing the appropriate nourishment.

Another exciting therapy available for peripheral neuropathy is MicroVas therapy. This FDA approved, non-invasive treatment increases the circulation of blood in the feet and legs that allows more oxygen to be delivered to the nerves. This has vastly improved, and even eliminated, the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Those who felt numbness have had sensation restored. Those who felt pain and tingling noticed those symptoms decrease. Dr. Schneider was the first podiatrist in Houston to offer this revolutionary therapy which has helped many suffering with peripheral neuropathy to eliminate their problems and restore their quality of life.