Our Foot Doctor in Marquette, Escanaba, Upper Peninsula, MI can help you with your neuropathy or neuroma
PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY - DIABETIC NEUROPATHY
Do your feet feel numb, do they tingle, are they burning? Are you experiencing shooting pains, a loss of balance or the feeling that your sock is rolled up under your toes? If so, you may have peripheral neuropathy.
There are over 100 known causes of peripheral neuropathy and you may be especially prone to developing this condition if you are a diabetic.
At Superior Foot & Ankle Centers, we can perform a simple skin biopsy in which we will determine the concentration of small nerve fibers in your lower extremity. This allows us to diagnose and effectively treat your condition.
Treatment for peripheral neuropathy includes nutritional supplements, prescription medications, injection therapy and in some cases surgical procedures to release swollen and compressed nerves. So, if you're experiencing any of these symptoms or have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is essential that you schedule an appointment to see us as soon as possible
FREMS THERAPY FOR NEUROPATHY & NERVE DISORDERS
F.R.E.M.S. THERAPY- NEW FORM OF ELECTRIC STIMULATION
Electrical stimulation, in various forms, has been used for years in medicine. A recently developed form, F.R.E.M.S. therapy, shows great promise in actually improving nerve function, as well as the symptoms of neuropathy. FREMS therapy appears to increase blood flow on a microscopic level, providing numerous benefits in addition to improved nerve function and reduced pain. Large scale studies have yet to be performed, but results initially haves been exciting.
FREMS was invented in Italy approximately 15 years ago, and is becoming quite popular in Europe. It uses a unique electrical signal, sent through your skin, which produces improved blood flow to the nerves, which respond by “waking up“, and returning to functionality. A special test allows us to measure an actual improvement in the number of working nerves present in the skin. One series of ten treatments, is the standard, and the results, on average, last about a year.
NEUROMA (MORTON'S NEUROMA)
Are you experiencing numbness or tingling into the toes? Do you feel a burning sensation on the ball of your foot or do you have the feeling that your sock is wrinkled? If so, you may have a neuroma.
A neuroma is an enlargement of the nerve that provides sensation to the toes. This enlargement can be due to poor foot structure, poorly fitting shoes or trauma to the feet.
Treatment for neuromas typically includes padding, custom orthotic devices, oral anti-inflammatory medication, cortizone injections or alcohol sclerosing therapy which usually eliminates the need for surgery. If these conservative treatments do not relieve the symptoms, surgical excision may be performed.
If you think you have a neuroma, schedule an appointment today, to discuss and implement a comprehensive treatment plan.