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Pooler, GA   31322

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By The Foot & Ankle Center, PC
September 01, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions

Your nerves are responsible for carrying sensory information to the brain. Nerves report to the brain sensations of pain, temperature and touch. From the brain, nerves carry messages to the muscles instructing them how to move and react. If these lines of communication are disrupted, a number of difficulties can occur. Here are some signs that you may be experiencing neuropathy:

  • Burning, shooting or stabbing pain in your feet

  • Pain in your feet or ankles at night

  • Tingling sensation in your feet or a feeling like pins and needles

  • Feet feel numb

  • Inability to perceive pain when foot is injured

  • Difficulty feeling heat or cold in the feet or feet feel excessively hot or cold

  • Muscle weakness in legs and feet

  • You feel unsteady when you walk

  • Feet look like they’ve changed shape

  • Feet are very sensitive to being touched

Seeking Help

If you have noticed any of the above symptoms, make an appointment at our Pooler office to see our board certified foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Leonard M. Talarico. Dangers from neuropathy include sores or wounds forming without the patient being aware of it. Poor circulation, another side effect of diabetes, can mean wounds take a long time to heal and can become infected and even lead to amputation. Also, if neuropathy can make it difficult to feel your feet when you are walking which can lead to a fall.

If you are a patient with diabetes, regular checkups with your podiatrist are an important part of your healthcare. Be sure to report any changes or redness, sores, blisters or pain to the foot doctor immediately. Your podiatrist will prescribe the right treatment for your condition. For more information on diabetic foot care, contact us at: (912) 330 – 8885.

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