There are many medical conditions affecting your lower limbs that can be concerning, including nerve damage (neuropathy) in your feet. This particular complaint opens the door for serious problems like Charcot foot and dangerous foot ulcers. You can lower your risk for developing a dangerous medical issue by recognizing the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, and then making an appointment with us for professional treatment.
Specific peripheral neuropathy symptoms vary by case, but include:
- Burning, tingling, freezing, throbbing, or sharp pain
- Prickling or tingling sensations in your extremities
- A gradual onset of numbness
- Hypersensitivity to physical touch
- Muscle weakness
- Lack of coordination or balance
You have three different kinds of nerves in your peripheral nervous system, and the specific type affected will play a role in the symptoms you experience.
Although there are other causes, peripheral neuropathy is most commonly experienced by men and women who have diabetes. If you live with this disease, you should make an appointment to see us at one of our five Florida offices. Our team can work with you to create a diabetic foot care plan that will lower your risk for serious medical complications.