What is peripheral neuropathy?

Nerve painPeripheral neuropathy is a loss of sensation in your feet and lower extremities.  You may feel numbness, tingling, pain, or abnormal sensations in your feet.  It is a common complication of diabetes. Peripheral neuropathy can make you unaware of problems such as blisters, cuts, burns, or sores on your feet, which can in turn progress into ulcers and infection.  If infection results in gangrene, this condition can be one of the main causes of amputation in people with diabetes.

Checking your feet daily and following a pattern of regular visits with our podiatrists can help to prevent these complications. Contact Podiatry Associates, P.C. at (303) 805-5156 and set up an appointment in our Castle Pines or Parker office. We will answer your questions and give you expert care. You can also keep in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC