neuropathyDiabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve disorder that can cause numbness and pain in those suffering from diabetes. The feet, legs, arms and internal organs can all be affected by the condition. The longer you have diabetes the higher the chances of developing neuropathy. Poor circulation, obesity, high blood pressure, smoking and alcohol use can all contribute to the disease as well. Performing a daily foot examination, checking shoes, and properly cleaning the feet can all preventative measures to the keep the feet healthy, especially when dealing with diabetes.

Aside from neuropathy and paresthesia, several nerve complications can ail the feet. For assistance with a nerve disorder in your lower extremities, visit Dr. James Ricketti of New Jersey. Dr. Ricketti can provide you with a specific diagnosis and work with you to alleviate your symptoms.

Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle

There are two nerve disorders of the foot and ankle called Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. These conditions affect the hands as well, and are caused by stress and genetics. People who suffer from Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome are prone to serious pain and inflammation in the area.

Pain that is associated with Interdigital Neuroma is often from local inflammation in the nerves in the front of the foot. Symptoms include pain, burning, and/or tingling sensations of the toes.

There are several steps a doctor will take to determine if one has Neuroma such as: radiographs, MRIs, and bone scans. Surgery is not required in many instances, and should only be considered when the patient is suffering from persistent pain.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that is less common than Interdigital Neuroma. It only seems to affect patients who have severe ankle pain which begins in the bottom of the foot extending all the way to the calf. In other instances one may encounter partial numbness and atrophy if the cases are extreme.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office, located in Hamilton, NJ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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