WHAT IS DIABETIC NEUROPATHY?
Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur if you have diabetes. High blood sugars can injure nerves throughout the body, but this condition most often affects your feet and legs. Symptoms can include pain, tingling, burning, or numbness in feet and toes. Sharp, jabbing pain may occur that is worse at night.
Treatment Options for Diabetic Neuropathy
It is a patch made of capsaicin components that is applied to the skin of your foot by your doctor where the most pain is occurring. This is a 30-minute, non-surgical, FDA approved topical treatment that can offer up to 3 months of diabetic nerve pain relief and is applied 4 times a year in our office. There is no risk and little to no side effects.
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Vitamin B12 helps treat peripheral neuropathy. Vitamin B12 is crucial for maintaining healthy nerve function. Regular B12 injections are helpful in easing the pain and symptoms of diabetic nerve damage. They are given in the office every 2 weeks for a series of up to 7-8.
Also known as TENS Unit, uses low-voltage electrical currents to relieve pain. The small device uses white pads that are placed on the location of pain to deliver currents to block or change your perception of pain. This is a primary pain management technique.