A Brief Intro to Diabetic Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a term that is often heard, but not commonly understood. While neuropathy can come on as result of infection, injury, or result of toxin exposure including chemotherapy, one of the most common causes of neuropathy is diabetes.

A Brief Intro to Diabetic Neuropathy

If you or someone in your care is experiencing diabetic neuropathy, it is important that you understand what it is and how it can be treated. Neuropathy of all types is a condition of nerve damage. In the case of diabetic neuropathy, nerve damage is caused by high blood sugar. This damage most often begins in the legs and feet and may progress in severity.

Your nerves have an important job of sending and receiving signals from the brain. When nerves are damaged and unable to compete this function, it can result in symptoms such as pain, weakness, tingling, and burning sensations. It may also impact your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels, and heart. According to mayoclinic.org, nearly 50% of people with diabetes are affected by diabetic neuropathy.

While diabetic neuropathy may be common, at Compete Rehab, we understand that no two cases are exactly alike. When you visit our clinic, we will work with you to get to the root of your problems. We provide therapy and treatments that lead to solutions and healing, rather than simply dulling the problem. We have a high success rate, and it is very rare that we are unable to find successful treatments for our patients with diabetic neuropathy.

Our clinic is compassionate, friendly and solutions focused. Call us today to learn how we can help you.