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Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment in Orange County
What causes peripheral neuropathy?
The exact cause of peripheral neuropathy can be hard to determine, because there are many things that can cause the condition. Diabetics are at risk of developing neuropathy, especially to more than one nerve. Autoimmune diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, an also result in peripheral neuropathy. Other causes include certain medications, infections, trauma to the nerve, vitamin deficiencies, and tumors. Part of our center’s goal is to perform various diagnostic tests and ask you questions about your medical history in order to determine the most likely cause of your peripheral neuropathy, so that it can be treated effectively.
What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?
The symptoms that you experience due to peripheral neuropathy can depend on which nerves are affected by the condition. Your sensory nerves, motor nerves, and autonomic nerves are all different and can display different symptoms. It’s most common for peripheral neuropathy to start in the longer nerves that reach to your toes. Some of the symptoms that you can experience include:
- Tingling in your hands or feet – This tingling starts gradually and can spread into your arms and legs
- Sharp or burning pain
- Sensitivity to touch
- Changes in the appearance of the nails and skin
- Blood pressure changes
- Intolerance to hot temperatures
- Muscle weakness
- Lack of coordination
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact our office for a consultation and examination. You can get started with peripheral neuropathy treatment in Orange County and relieve your symptoms. Dr. Ahmadi specializes in reconstructive surgical and non-surgical care for children and adults as well as a wide variety of foot and ankle diseases and disorders. He places emphasis on educating patients about the function and dynamics of the foot and ankle in order to prevent future problems.