How is neuropathy treated?

Burning and Tingling FeetWhen neuropathy causes tingling and burning, numbness, or shooting pains in your feet and legs, you sometimes can’t function normally. To help you find relief, podiatrist Dr. Jyotsna Thapar addresses the problem from two angles.

The first method of treating nerve pain is to manage your symptoms with pain relievers, anticonvulsants or antidepressants. MicroVas—electrical stimulation of damaged nerves that can block them from transmitting pain signals to your brain. We can also advise you on lifestyle changes for healthier nerves (quit smoking, eat right, exercise) and home care like meditation or massage.

The second is to find the underlying cause of your pain and manage that condition. These causes vary from diseases like diabetes, shingles or cancer to physical injuries, tumors or entrapment issues where bones or other tissues are pressing on the nerve.

If you want to get to the bottom of nerve pain in your feet, schedule an appointment at Ankle and Foot Specialist of New Jersey by calling 908-222-8980 or filling out our online form. We want to help relieve your discomfort, so you can enjoy life again.

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