Edmond Norman Foot and Ankle
Podiatry & Lower Extremity Peripheral Nerve Surgeon located in Kelley Pointe, Edmond, OK & Quorom Office Parks, Norman, OK
Traumatic injuries or chronic illness sometimes lead to a painful condition known as neuropathy. At Edmond Norman Foot and Ankle in Edmond, and Norman, Oklahoma, the team specializes in treating neuropathic pain. They work with patients of all ages to find long-lasting pain relief. No matter what’s causing your symptoms, Edmond Norman Foot and Ankle can help. The practice offers a variety of cutting-edge treatments to reverse nerve damage. To learn more, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.
What is neuropathy?
Your body contains a complex system of nerves. Most of these nerves are part of your central nervous system, located in your brain and spinal cord. But your nervous system also includes peripheral nerves, which travel throughout your arms and legs.
These nerves play an essential role in your body, helping you move and sense the world around you. But your peripheral nerves are also very fragile. Sometimes, they suffer severe damage during an illness or injury.
If your peripheral nerves are severely injured, you may be diagnosed with neuropathy. Neuropathy affects the function of these nerves, and many people with neuropathy experience chronic pain or numbness in their legs.
What causes neuropathy?
Some types of neuropathy are hereditary, but neuropathy often results from an injury. Your symptoms may begin after a car accident, sports injury, or fall. Illnesses can also be to blame. Infections, autoimmune conditions, and prescription medications can damage your nerves.
Other possible causes of neuropathy can include:
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Exposure to toxins
- Vascular disorders
Diabetes is the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy, and your symptoms may worsen without treatment. If you have diabetes, you need special care to keep your feet at legs healthy.
The team at Edmond Norman Foot and Ankle can help you develop a treatment plan. The right treatment may slow or even reverse your nerve damage.
How is neuropathy treated?
At Edmond Norman Foot and Ankle, the team performs a careful exam to get to the root of your neuropathy. Next, they develop a personalized treatment plan. The goal of neuropathy treatment is to prevent permanent nerve damage and to reverse your symptoms.
Treatment options can vary. Depending on what’s causing your symptoms, you may receive:
- Nerve blocks to relieve your pain
- Physical therapy to build your muscles
- Exercise to boost your blood flow
- Surgery to release compressed nerves
- Nutritional counseling for vitamin deficiencies
Don’t let neuropathy symptoms hold you back. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.