Most people don’t talk about it, but more than 18 million or 8.5 percent of Americans silently suffer it: alcoholism. The purpose of NCADD National Alcohol Awareness Month in April is to get families and friends talking about this issue, reducing the stigma that keeps people from getting help. While you may try to hide your emotional pain by drinking, it may reappear in other physical areas of your life. People with alcohol use disorders may also be suffering from other problems, which include alcoholic neuropathy—nerve damage.
Since a lot of factors contribute to this issue, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what causes it. Poor nutrition, vitamin deficiencies, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, medications, infections, and nerve trauma only touch the surface of the factors attributed to this painful problem.
Those influences, coupled with alcoholism, may show up as pain in the feet, ankles, legs, and other parts of your body. You may experience numbness, painful sensations, muscles cramps, muscles aches and even muscle atrophy in your lower limbs. The symptoms may start small, but they could turn into an overwhelming problem over time without treatment.
Speak up at the first sign of problems. At Edmond/Norman Foot & Ankle Clinic, we may suggest vitamins and physical therapy exercises to restore the proper functioning of your muscles. Dr. Bil Buksh is an expert in complex nerve conditions and wants to end your nerve pain, even if you’ve had it for a while. We offer cutting-edge laser technology that can reduce the aching in your feet from alcoholic neuropathy, sometimes for good.
Most nerve damage from this condition is permanent, so don’t hesitate. Call Edmond/Norman Foot & Ankle Clinic at (405) 285-7408 for our Edmond office, (405) 321-6984 for our Norman office, or make an appointment on our website.
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