Peripheral Neuropathy Leg and Foot Pain Relieved by Nerve Surgery
Delores would cry all day because the pain in her legs and feet was so bad. She was depressed because she didn’t think there was a doctor who could help her. Then right here on Facebook she found Dr. Demetrio Aguila, a Peripheral Nerve Surgeon who focuses on surgical solutions for chronic pain. Watch how he helped Delores get back on her feet.
Peripheral neuropathy is a peripheral nerve disorders. There are many different risk factors associated with developing peripheral neuropathy. Two of the most common are diabetes and hypothyroidism.
It is important to note that many people with no known risk factors can still develop the disease (idiopathic neuropathy).
Peripheral neuropathy affects the feet and hands. It may develop gradually or very quickly. The symptoms usually include sensations like numbness, tingling, pins/needles, burning, freezing, shooting or throbbing pain that is worse with activity and at night. It can also produce weakness, loss of fine motor coordination in the hands, and loss of balance.
Peripheral neuropathy is considered to be progressive and incurable in most cases.