Foot Care Blog
We often talk about “peripheral neuropathy” as if it were a single condition, targeting a single area with a consistent set of symptoms.
That certainly does make things simpler and easier to understand. And in fairness, many cases of peripheral neuropathy are broadly similar between different people, and treated in similar ways. So it makes sense to simplify it a bit in order to help people understand better.
Diabetes and neuropathy are strongly associated with one another—and for good reason. Diabetes is, by far, the No. 1 cause of neuropathy. And virtually everyone with diabetes will develop some degree of damage to their peripheral nerves after decades of dealing with the disease.
“I’m sorry. There’s nothing more we can do.”
If you’ve been living with the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy for more than a little while, you may have grown to hate these words.
Are you treating your feet the way they deserve to be treated? Be honest. For a lot of us, the answer is, at best, “not really.” In fact, most people tend to take…
Dr. Alan Shih in Tucson talks about foot conditions that become increasingly likely with age—and why preventative care is so important.
Diabetes has reached epidemic status in the United States, and the numbers are, unfortunately, only getting worse. Around 30 million Americans are estimated to have diabetes….
“Prevention is the best medicine.” Sure, it’s a cliché. But it’s true! Of course, not all injuries, illnesses, or conditions are preventable. But many of them are, including some of the most…
We’ve all heard it before: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That simple proverb holds true all the time in the medical field. Over and over again, proactive care that prevents a…
Is your home a safe space? For your feet—and for you? If you suffer the effects of peripheral neuropathy, it’s important that you can answer that question with a resounding,…
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