Neuropathy Treatment at Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition resulting from damage to the peripheral nerves, affecting the feet and legs, leading to weakness, numbness, and pain. It can result from various factors, including diabetes, infections, inherited disorders, and exposure to toxins. The Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome offers comprehensive treatments for neuropathy, aiming to manage symptoms, improve foot health, and enhance quality of life.

Understanding Neuropathy:

Neuropathy affects the body’s ability to communicate with the muscles, skin, and internal organs. It can be particularly debilitating when affecting the feet, as it may lead to infections, ulcers, and even the risk of amputation. Symptoms often include tingling, sharp pains, numbness, or a burning sensation.

Causes of Neuropathy:

  • Diabetes: The most common cause, due to high blood sugar levels damaging nerves.
  • Infections: Certain viral or bacterial infections can lead to neuropathy.
  • Autoimmune Diseases: Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or lupus can affect the nerves.
  • Injury: Trauma to the feet or ankles can cause nerve damage.
  • Toxins and Medications: Exposure to certain chemicals or side effects from drugs can result in neuropathy.

Our Treatments for Neuropathy:

Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • Medication: Pain relievers, anti-seizure medications, and antidepressants can help manage symptoms.
  • Topical Treatments: Capsaicin cream or lidocaine patches to relieve pain.
  • Therapy: Physical therapy to help improve muscle strength and control.
  • Lifestyle Modifications: Diet and exercise adjustments, especially for those with diabetic neuropathy, to help control blood sugar levels.
  • Vitamin Supplements: B vitamins, alpha-lipoic acid, and others may help improve nerve health.

Advanced Treatments:

  • Electrical Nerve Stimulation: Techniques like TENS to reduce pain.
  • Laser Therapy: Low-level laser therapy may help reduce pain and inflammation.

Why Choose Our Center in Rome, GA?

The Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome is at the forefront of neuropathy treatment, offering a multidisciplinary approach to care. Our team is dedicated to identifying the underlying cause of your neuropathy and providing targeted treatments to alleviate
symptoms and prevent further nerve damage.


Q: Can neuropathy be cured?
A: While there is no cure for many types of neuropathy, effective management strategies can significantly reduce symptoms and improve function.

Q: How can I prevent neuropathy from getting worse?
A: Managing underlying conditions, such as diabetes, avoiding alcohol, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking can help prevent neuropathy from worsening.

Q: Is neuropathy serious?
A: Neuropathy can be serious, leading to complications like infections, ulcers, and loss of limb if not properly managed. Early treatment is crucial to prevent severe outcomes.

Q: How is neuropathy diagnosed?
A: Diagnosis involves a thorough medical history, physical exam, and tests such as nerve conduction studies, electromyography (EMG), and blood tests to identify the cause and extent of nerve damage.

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