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Symptoms, Causes, and Care of Foot Neuropathy

Foot neuropathy involves the nerves in the feet that are not working correctly. This can lead to various issues, such as numbness or tingling sensations in the feet, pain or sensitivity when the feet are touched, and muscle weakness, which can affect stability and balance. Additionally, changes in the appearance of the toenails and skin might occur. Without treatment, neuropathy can even lead to sores or cuts on the feet that do not heal properly and infections may develop. The causes of foot neuropathy are diverse. One of the major factors is diabetes, which can damage the nerves over time. If diabetes is involved, it is especially important to keep blood sugar under control, as this can help reduce symptoms. Foot strengthening exercises can help enhance muscle function and stability. To ensure the safety of the feet, it is essential to inspect them regularly. If you experience unusual sensations or notice changes in your feet, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist as soon as possible.


Neuropathy can be a potentially serious condition, especially if it is left undiagnosed. If you have any concerns that you may be experiencing nerve loss in your feet, consult with Edward Orman, DPM from Honeygo Podiatry. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment for neuropathy.

What Is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy is a condition that leads to damage to the nerves in the body. Peripheral neuropathy, or neuropathy that affects your peripheral nervous system, usually occurs in the feet. Neuropathy can be triggered by a number of different causes. Such causes include diabetes, infections, cancers, disorders, and toxic substances.

Symptoms of Neuropathy Include:

  • Numbness
  • Sensation loss
  • Prickling and tingling sensations
  • Throbbing, freezing, burning pains
  • Muscle weakness

Those with diabetes are at serious risk due to being unable to feel an ulcer on their feet. Diabetics usually also suffer from poor blood circulation. This can lead to the wound not healing, infections occurring, and the limb may have to be amputated.


To treat neuropathy in the foot, podiatrists will first diagnose the cause of the neuropathy. Figuring out the underlying cause of the neuropathy will allow the podiatrist to prescribe the best treatment, whether it be caused by diabetes, toxic substance exposure, infection, etc. If the nerve has not died, then it’s possible that sensation may be able to return to the foot.

Pain medication may be issued for pain. Electrical nerve stimulation can be used to stimulate nerves. If the neuropathy is caused from pressure on the nerves, then surgery may be necessary.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Perry Hall, and Fallston, MD . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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