How to Diagnose Peripheral Neuropathy?
Dr. Brian Gale, DPM, FACFAS can diagnose you with peripheral neuropathy. The diagnosis is based on a physical exam, the symptoms, and the health history of the patient. If you have Diabetes your doctor may want a blood test to check your blood sugar level. The combination of high blood sugar and diabetes are a likely cause of peripheral neuropathy.
There is not a cure of peripheral neuropathy, but you are able to slow the progression and decrease pain. Oral medication can help decrease the pain. Dr. Gale will also talk to you about the importance of evaluating your feet based upon research and Medicare guidelines to spot any injuries or infections. It is best to have your feet examined by Dr. Gale at least once a year.
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