At our center, we have found that many times individuals diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy have a nerve entrapment in the foot which can easily be diagnosed with musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging and treated with ultrasound guided injection to break away adhesions on the nerve and cure neuropathic pain. This painless procedure is easily performed in the office and has no down time.
People generally describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning, while they may compare the loss of sensation to the feeling of wearing a thin stocking or glove.
Peripheral neuropathy can result from problems such as traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes.
In many cases, peripheral neuropathy symptoms improve with time, especially if the condition is caused by an underlying condition that can be treated. A number of medications are used to reduce the painful symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.