Peripheral Neuropathy

November 12, 2021
Dr. Gabriela Yurkanin, DPM Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Do you have numbness and chronic pain in your feet?

  • This is likely due to a condition called “Peripheral Neuropathy”, or an injury to a peripheral nerve.
  • Common symptoms of neuropathy or nerve damage can include aching, burning pain, and difficulty walking.
  • Unlike other injuries, nerve damage is not relieved with rest, patients wake up frequently at night to move their legs.
  • Causes of “Peripheral Neuropathy” can include Diabetes, thyroid disorders, lower back pain, and vitamin deficiencies.
  • Trauma, such as ankle sprains, falls or other prior surgery can also cause nerve pain.
  • If left untreated, the pain can become chronic.
  • Treatment options include injections, physical therapy, and laser. When these options fail, patients can benefit from surgical intervention and decompression of the involved nerves.
  • If you or a loved one is experiencing nerve pain, please call our office so that we can get you back on your feet and break the chronic pain cycle.