Dr. Kyle Kinmon, board-certified podiatrist and founder of Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists in South Florida, is here to discuss peripheral neuropathy and how to reverse the associated symptoms with nerve decompression procedures.
Peripheral neuropathy is pain and numbness that is a result of nerve damage outside of your brain and spinal cord
It is a common misconception among the medical community and patients that peripheral neuropathy is permanent and will cause constant pain. This misrepresentation leads to treatment options that are less than ideal for patients including narcotics, anti-seizure medication and anti-depressants, which normally all fail. Fortunately, that is not the case at Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists, and with the right treatment method, our podiatrists can reverse symptoms and the pain 90% of the time. This includes diabetic peripheral neuropathy and chemotherapy induced neuropathy.
With just a physical exam, we can diagnose peripheral neuropathy in office and determine if the patient is a candidate for a decompression procedure. Assuming the patient is healthy and qualifies for the procedure, it is done in an out patient setting in a local surgery center. The procedure only takes about 45 minutes and it involves only three or four small incisions. The patients leave with stiches in place for two weeks post op as they heal. What comes as a surprise to patients, and a relief, to the pain and numbness are usually gone when the patients wake up after the procedure.
If you’re dealing with painful symptoms of this condition, our podiatrists can help you determine what treatment for peripheral neuropathy is right for your individual case, while identifying and addressing any underlying issues. Make an appointment today.
Give us a call today to determine the right treatment option for your peripheral neuropathy.