Neuropathy (Redued Sensation)
What is a Neuropathy?
Neuropathy is a burning, tingling, or numbness sensation to the feet. If you feel like you can’t feel your feet, then this reduced sensation may well be neuropathy, and you should consult a podiatrist.
What Causes Neuropathy?
- Diabetes is the most likely cause of reduced sensation in the feet. We recommend that if you have diabetes that you have regular diabetic foot screenings as you may not feel the pain in your feet and therefore not know you have an ulcer or callus.
- Trauma Injury or trauma can cause nerve damage and loss of sensation.
- There is no specific treatment for neuropathy, as it is generally the result of a systemic underlying condition. Treating the condition should alleviate the numbness or tingling. Nerve pain should never be ignored.
- Prevention You can avoid neuropathy by avoiding the trigger toxins such as drugs, alcohol or being overweight.