Let me start with im a diabetic. i developed neuropathy, which basically you lose all sensation in the feet, but its over a period of time. It was very painful. I would have sensations in my feet like I was standing on fire, walking on glass. Last October it got so bad that I couldnt sleep at night. Then I met Bullard, because hes just a great physician. I wouldnt think twice, Id recommend him to anybody. Very compassionate, very thorough, I cant say enough about Bullard. Hes just a great physician and I dont know.
If theres anything he couldnt do he could probably move mountains if he wanted to! Glen, probably one of the biggest questions people are asking you is whatd we do, whats happened. Of course, you had a tremendous improvement in your pain and the tingling and the numbness. Easiest explanation is, to tell everybody, that this big nerve here, which is on the inside part of your left foot, was getting strangled. There was a noose around it. What we did is we went in and loosened.
The noose, and that allows that nerve to begin to function and work like its supposed to. Now, the sensation is coming back, its something thats going to take time but I can feel more. My quality of life has greatly improved since I had the procedure done by Bullard. Theres no other physician that I would recommend. Glen, in the next couple weeks, what were going to do is make sure that the swelling is improving, hopefully begin to transition.
Treating Numbness Tingling and Burning Caused by Neuropathy
My name is david northcutt. im one of the podiatrists here at dallas podiatry Works. Today I want to discuss diabetic peripheral neuropathy. There are several reasons for the development of peripheral neuropathy, but diabetic peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy simply means nerve damage that is caused from having diabetes. This is not something that develops rapidly, but is a slowly worsening and progressive.
Condition which happens over the period of several years. the loss of sensation that occurs with nerve damage from diabetes makes the patient more prone to developing open sores or ulcers. Patients often do not know that they have a sore or wound, due to this lack of sensation. This can lead to significant complications including amputations. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy usually occurs in patients who do not maintain their blood sugar well, however.
It can occur in anyone with diabetes. The symptoms of neuropathy include numbness, tingling, pain, burning in the feet which can progress up to the legs, theres often loss of muscle tone, loss of balance, and changes to foot structure. To determine whether you have diabetic peripheral neuropathy, a history and physical will be performed. Simple, in office, noninvasive testing helps to diagnose the problem. Neurologic tests sometimes are ordered. Sometimes a biopsy of the peripheral.
Nerves in the skin may also be performed. treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy begins with good control of your blood sugar. There are oral medications as well as topical medications that may reduce your symptoms. Prevention of diabetic peripheral neuropathy includes maintaining good blood sugar levels. If you have any symptoms of numbness, burning, tingling in your feet or legs, please give us a call at Dallas Podiatry Works. We will work to get the correct diagnosis to help.