Diabetic Neuropathy, a result of damage to your peripheral nerves, often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet. It can also affect other areas of your body. A common cause of Diabetic Neuropathy is diabetes, but it can also result from injuries, infections, and exposure to toxins.
Symptoms include pain, a pins-and-needles sensation, numbness, and weakness. Treatments include antidepressants like amitriptyline, pain medications like oxycodone, anti-seizure medications, and pain-relieving creams. Another treatment is the injection of an anesthetic near a specific bundle of nerves that can block the sensation of pain in a specific area of the body. It’s also important to treat the underlying condition.Schedule an Appointment