There are several underlying diseases that can cause peripheral neuropathy. The ultimate goal in the treatment of neuropathy is to manage the pain and underlying disease that caused neuropathy.
One of the most common causes of neuropathy is diabetes and tight glycemic control is imperative. Furthermore, if alcohol abuse is the cause of neuropathy, the avoidance of alcohol is paramount. Controlling the underlying disease can slow the progression of neuropathy as well as make neuropathic pain more manageable.
Managing pain is the second component of treating neuropathy. Neuropathic pain can be debilitating and uncomfortable. There are various medications that can be utilized for pain management. Many different topical creams and oral medications are available that doctors can prescribe. Other pain management options include physical therapy and laser therapy.
If you are suffering from peripheral neuropathy or nerve pain or have any other foot concerns make an appointment today to see one of the doctors at Progressive Foot Care.