Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy in Columbus Ohio
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What Is Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy?
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, about 30 percent of patients with diabetes experience diabetic peripheral neuropathy, a dysfunction of the nerves that produces a burning, tingling, or aching pain that worsens at night. Diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain disrupts sleep quality, mood, and the ability to perform daily activities. It can also put diabetics at risk for foot ulceration. The pain typically affects the feet and hands, but other symptoms may include:
- Muscle weakness
- Uncontrollable or jerky body movements
- Vision or hearing issues
- Loss of memory
If you are experiencing this type of nerve pain, schedule an appointment with one of our pain management doctors at Pain Zero in Central Ohio to help relieve your pain.
What to Expect from Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment
Many types of foot and leg pain, weakness, and sensation variations can be caused by peripheral neuropathy, which also affects temperature, pain, muscle contractions, and movement. To determine a proper diagnosis, our pain care specialists at Pain Zero will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your medical history, symptoms, and medication history, as well as order a series of diagnostic exams that will help provide the most appropriate personalized treatment for your condition.
The most common treatments for this type of neuropathy include pain medication, steroid injections, and nerve blocks. With new advances in technology, we can offer procedures to target the nerves directly through ablation or stimulation interventions.
- Specialized Cream
- Capsaicin and Qtenza Patches
- Nerve Blocks
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
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What Are the Benefits of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy?
Managing diabetic peripheral neuropathy can significantly improve your quality of life. Our specialized team of pain management doctors is committed to helping you gain control over this debilitating condition. Here are some of the key benefits of treatment:
- Improved Sleep Quality
- Enhanced Daily Activities
- Reduced Risk of Foot Ulceration
- Mood Stabilization
- Targeted Treatments
If you're struggling with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with Pain Zero in Central Ohio for a comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment plan.
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There are some ways to reduce the pain and other symptoms associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, including constantly monitoring health conditions, such as blood pressure and blood sugar levels, exercise, or limiting the use of alcohol and tobacco. Avoiding stress and adding ergonomics to daily activities are other ways to reduce neuropathy. We have treatments for diabetic peripheral neuropathy that will increase circulation and decrease the pain, numbness, and tingling so you can get a good night's sleep and a better quality of life. Reach out to Pain Zero in Central Ohio to get the relief you need today.
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy FAQs
What is Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy?
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy refers to nerve damage caused by diabetes, primarily affecting the nerves in your legs and feet. It often leads to numbness, pain, or weakness in the affected areas, and is a common complication of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
What are the symptoms of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy?
Symptoms of this condition can vary from person to person. Common signs include a tingling or burning sensation, sensitivity to touch, muscle weakness, and serious pain. These symptoms are often more pronounced during the night.
How is Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy treated?
While there's no cure, the treatment focuses on managing symptoms and slowing progression of the disease. This often includes controlling blood sugar levels, taking medications for pain relief, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgical interventions. Regular check-ups are crucial for early detection and management.