Did you know the pain and problems you’re experiencing with your feet could be the result of a faulty connection between your nerves and your brain? The podiatrists at Starrett Podiatry are experts in diagnosing and treating nerve and circulation problems impacting your comfort and mobility. To find out whether nerve and circulation problems could be to blame, schedule an appointment in one of six Starrett Podiatry offices located in East Harlem and West Harlem in New York City; Brooklyn, New York; and Mott Haven and Belmont in Bronx, New York.
Neuropathy, or nerve damage, is complex and can stem from a variety of causes, including:
The warning signs of nerve damage can vary depending on the nerve that’s been impacted. The most common signs and symptoms of nerve damage in your feet include numbness, sensitivity to touch, tingling, pain, and burning.
Neuropathy often prevents the right signals from being sent to your brain, which might make you unaware of serious pain or extreme temperatures that can cause you harm. Additionally, neuropathy puts you at higher risk of trips and falls as well as emotional and mental health problems that can result from chronic pain.
Having adequate circulation to your feet is very important to keep your tissue healthy and promote healing. Common signs and symptoms of poor circulation include numbness, tingling, dry skin, and swelling in your feet and legs.
Multiple factors can increase your risk of circulation problems, including tobacco use, obesity, poor diet, inactivity, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and family history.
The doctors at Starrett Podiatry provide safe, effective, and lasting treatment for nerve pain by treating the underlying cause of the problem. Except in extreme cases, they attempt conservative treatments before recommending surgery.
Treatments are focused on healing the underlying problem while alleviating your pain and might include medications, physical therapy, exercise, and surgery.
The real question is how long do you want to be in pain? The sooner you seek treatment for nerve damage the sooner you can experience relief from your pain. If you’re experiencing numbness, tingling, or pins and needles sensation in your feet, you should schedule an appointment with a qualified podiatrist today.