Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy in Central 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.
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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.