Your podiatrists in Woodlands, and Houston, TX, can help when you have nerve pain.
If you’ve ever suffered from nerve pain, you know how it can affect your life, especially when the nerve pain is in your feet. Nerve pain, also called neuropathy, commonly affects diabetic patients. The good news is, your podiatrist can help you and your feet feel better.
Your podiatrists at Podiatry Associates of Houston offer comprehensive foot and ankle care, including treatment for diabetic nerve pain. We have several convenient office locations in Woodlands, and Houston, TX, to help you get relief from nerve pain.
Your nervous system can be impaired as a result of diabetes, including the nerves in your feet. You may feel a loss of sensation in your feet, which can result in you not feeling pain. People who suffer from diabetic neuropathy are more prone to injuring their feet and not realizing it.
Because of the increased risk of injury, people suffering from diabetic neuropathy are advised to:
- Always wear protective, comfortable shoes, and don’t go barefoot
- Don’t use very hot water, electric blankets, or walk on hot surfaces because you can burn your feet and not feel it
- Check your feet often for sores, blisters, or cuts
- If you have open injuries, apply antibiotic cream and bandage the area to guard against infection
When you have diabetes, you should seek out the help of your podiatrist regularly, especially when you suffer nerve pain. Your podiatrist can help you get pain relief by recommending:
- Topical medications or pain-relieving patches
- Oral medications including anti-inflammatories, antidepressants, or anticonvulsants
- Wearing an electrical device like a TENS unit which can block pain signals
- Anesthesia injections to block nerve pain
- Surgical options for relief of severe nerve pain
To find out more about the causes and treatment of nerve pain, talk to the podiatrists at Podiatry Associates of Houston. You can reach us at one of our convenient locations in The Woodlands, and Houston, TX, by dialing the following numbers:
Chimney Rock: 713.666.0287
Memorial City: 713.467.1299
Call now, and get relief from nerve pain!