How do you test for neuropathy?

NervesThere are a number of different tests that help our physicians and staff at Podiatry Associates, P.C. diagnose neuropathy. We will take a medical history to record any symptoms you may have, as well as past illnesses or injuries. Then we’ll use a number of diagnostic tools to check nerve sensitivity, ranging from simple vibration tests to using more complicated and advanced tools.

The SmartSKAN tests the tiny nerves in your feet’s sweat glands. These nerves are sensitive and prone to early nerve damage, so checking their sensitivity can provide insight into how healthy your peripheral nervous system is. This allows our expert team to catch the problem early so we can diagnose the underlying condition and have it treated, slowing the nerve damage. If you’re at risk for this nerve problem, or have developed nerve pain in your feet, contact Podiatry Associates, P.C. in Castle Pines, Cherry Creek and Parker, CO, for an appointment. Just call (303) 805-5156 or use the web request form for more information.