Peripheral Neuropathy is nerve damage most often caused by diabetes. Peripheral Neuropathy can also result from metabolic problems or exposure to toxins. People suffering from peripheral neuropathy often describe their pain as tingling or burning with decreased sensation.
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy usually develops slowly and worsens over time. The loss of sensation and other problems associated with nerve damage make a patient prone to developing ulcers that can become infected and may not heal. This serious complication of diabetes can lead to loss of a foot, leg, or even life.
The doctors here at the Foot & Ankle Institute are educated and skilled in diagnosing and treating this condition.