There are many different causes of neuropathy. Anything that impairs or damages nerve functions can lead to it. Diabetes is one of the most common culprits for nerve pain in the feet, but alcoholism, autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, trauma from an injury, tumors, poisons, and vitamin deficiencies can all lead to dysfunctional nerves. No matter the cause, the symptoms are usually similar: burning, tingling, shooting pains, numb patches, trouble determining temperature, and even muscle weakness. How the condition is treated, though, is dependent on the underlying issue that gave rise to the problem.
If you notice any strange pains or numbness in your feet, don’t ignore it. Neuropathy can be quite serious and result in a variety of complications if not accommodated. Contact Dr. Darren Silvester at Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic in Pleasanton, TX, for more information or an appointment to deal with any nerve issues right away. Call (830) 569-3338, or fill out the website contact form to reach us.