What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
custom orthotics are a great way to get the best from your current footwear without having to go out into the work in the hope that something better is available.Just as in the technological systems that we hold in our hands and work in front of every day, if something goes wrong with the body computer we can expect a malfunction to present. While the body is made up of nerves, the central nervous system includes the brain and spine, whereas the peripheral nervous accounts for all other nerves outside the central nervous system. There are three kinds of nerves included in the peripheral nervous system, which are, automatic nerves, motor nerves and sensory nerves. Problems with any of these can lead to problems requiring neuropathy treatment across Brisbane.
Here at Walk Without Pain podiatry clinics, we are the go-to medical service when things go awry in your peripheral nervous system and lead to pain or complications of the feet. We are a team of 9 podiatrists working across 4 clinics.
Our business is exclusive to Brisbane, which means that this is not a one-size fit all franchise operation that needs to satisfy shareholder demands to justify our existence. Instead, we prefer to keep things local and deliver world-class podiatry treatments at prices that are relatively affordable when compared to our competition.
Pain affects people from all walks of life, pardon the pun, which means that those from all parts of society can expect to be impacted, or see a loved one impacted by foot pain.
How Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment in Brisbane Works
We will discuss the treatment of the types of neuropathy in turn.
Injury: When we see people seeking Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment Brisbane, we will generally start by looking for signs of physical trauma to a nerve. This is mostly because, of all of the dozens of reasons you may get nerve pain in the feet and legs, this is the most treatable type.
As an illustration to better understand this mechanism of injury, let’s talk for a moment about Sciatica. Most people will know that sciatica is a compression of the sciatic nerve by a damaged disc in the spine. The disc substance bulges out and touches the nerve, compressing it and causing pain. What is less well known is that there are literally miles and miles or nerves in a leg. There are many points where a nerve goes through a muscle or a fascia, or even punches through a bone. They go around things, over things and change direction. It is in all these places that a compression of the nerve may occur. These can generally be treated very successfully with Neural Prolotherapy, even if they have been causing issues for years.
Diseases. As you might imagine, the outlook for these conditions is very variable and depends on the type, duration and severity of the disease. For example, having blood sugar elevated in the long term can cause nerve damage that cannot be reversed. Having blood sugar that is high in the moment can cause paraesthesia that will pass when the blood sugar lowers again. For a more in depth look at diabetes neuropathy management, please read out Diabetes and Your Feet info sheet for a more comprehensive discussion.
An important point about Diabetic Neuropathy: If you have got diabetes, and you have neuropathy, it does not mean that you definitely have diabetic neuropathy. Physical injury to nerves is very common in the general population and no less common in diabetics. It is quite possible to be a diabetic, have no diabetic neuropathy, and have a pressure neuropathy causing your symptoms.
For true diabetic neuropathy, treatment is aimed at two key tasks. Of most importance, it is vital to protect the feet from un-felt damage. Secondary treatment can then focus on reducing the unpleasantness of paraesthesia. We think that paraesthesia is so unpleasant because your brain is disturbed by feeling sensations that it knows are not real. This may be reduced by substituting real sensations that can drown out the fake ones.
Shingles or Post Herpetic Neuralgia. The pain that lingers after shingles has passed seems to respond very well to neural prolotherapy. We cannot help you while the shingles is still active. Consult your G.P.
Poisoning. Unfortunately, the damage to nerves from agricultural types of chemicals often occurs over a long period and there may be a delay of several decades in the symptoms appearing. As far as we can determine, there is no treatment to reverse this.
If a current medication is suspected in altering your sensation, you will need to work with your G.P. to sort through the possibilities. We are not the right people to help you with this.
If chemotherapy has caused your altered sensation, the effects do seem to diminish with time. Treatment with neural prolotherapy may help in some cases. Providing the feet with real information to report back to the brain may also be helpful for some people. Read More
Nerve Damage: What To Look For
If you are uncertain as to whether neuropathy for feet is a treatment that is appropriate for the discomfort, pain or complications that you are experiencing, consider the following indicators.
If a nerve is damaged there is usually a resultant complication or offshoot issue that presents further downstream, so to speak. As such, given that our feet and hands are counted as extremities of the body, issues are often felt there more when it comes to nerve damage. Numbness and tingling in your feet is a key sign to look out for that nerve damage may have been incurred that is causing this reaction.
Burning, shooting or stabbing pains felt in the feet is another red flag to look out for, and stems once again from trauma to the peripheral nervous system. This is something that should not be ignored and requires special treatment in order to alleviate and correct it.
Furthermore, those who may have experienced a weakening of the muscles in their feet or have experienced a loss of coordination where their feet are concerned should take heed and have this unexpected behaviour investigated.
Those that have diabetes types 1 and 2 most commonly suffer from damage to their nerves, as such, if you are among either group and have begun to experience pain in your feet, take action today to spare yourself continued pain that will only make your current treatment more demanding.
Walk into A Better Future
At Walk Without Pain podiatry clinics, we have an outstanding track record and have successfully treated thousands of patients just like you. Having treated half a million feet over the years, you can arrive at our clinics confident in the knowledge that we will have seen, treated and looked after many more before you, and as such will have appropriate solutions to help you regain your mobility and a level of comfort that you can live with.
So, do not continue to suffer needlessly. The best neuropathy treatment in Brisbane is right on your doorstep, affordable and set to give you a new lease on life. Book an appointment with Walk Without Pain today and walk confidently into a better future.
Why Choose Us for Your Neuropathy Treatments For Feet in Brisbane
Walk Without Pain is a podiatry clinic in Brisbane. We have a special interest in treating painful conditions of the foot and lower limbs, especially where prior treatments have been tried and failed. Serving over 180 patients a day between our nine expert podiatrists, we have a large range of services available to assist with all kinds of foot issues. We love helping our clients to get back on their feet, pain-free. So, if you’re experiencing foot, leg or thigh pain as a result of a nerve injury, after surgery or for unknown reasons, get in touch with us for assessment and neuropathy treatment.
We offer our services to people from all walks of life: male or female, and young or old. What they all have in common is a need for expert service to resolve foot problems.
Having nine podiatrists means that no matter what your needs are, someone is always experienced in how to help you. It also means that we can offer you 120 years of experience between our podiatrists. In that time, we’ve seen pretty much every problem there is, so you can have peace of mind that we know just what to do. In addition to the expansive experience our podiatrists have, they also average 50 hours per year of extra training to stay current and at the top of our field.
We are one of the few clinics in Brisbane offering prolotherapy. Our musculoskeletal practitioners are experienced in this field and this has been a great boon for treating nerve pain and injuries. Our clinic has specialised equipment for shockwave therapy, in house ultrasonography and laser treatment. If you have intractable pain, we have several different techniques that can help to resolve it.
We can assist you with the following and more:
- Ankle pain
- Heel pain
- Heel spurs
- Knee pain
- Shin pain and shin splints treatment
- Ingrown toenails
- Plantar fasciitis treatment
- Achilles tendonitis
- Morton’s Neuroma treatment
- Patellofemoral pain
- Pronation and flat feet
- Fungal toenails and laser treatment
- Different types of orthotics devices, including gap-free orthotics
We offer HICAPS rebates on the spot, Medibank Private and BUPA Alliance and no gap orthotics. It is because we can offer a wider range of neuropathy treatments than many other podiatry clinics. This can be especially helpful if you have tried and failed with treatment elsewhere.
Don’t Put Life On Hold Any Longer, Book An Appointment To Start Your Neuropathy Therapy in Brisbane Today
Contact Walk Without Pain today to book your appointment to start a neuropathy therapy in Brisbane today and resolve your feet problems and get you back on track with your life. Pain in the feet can slow you down and really impact your daily life considerably. Problems can also become worse if they are left to consolidate for long periods or if you are an active, busy person. It is a good idea to address your foot problems as they arise to limit the damage that may occur with injury.
Walk Without Pain aims to make the healing process as smooth as possible and as attainable as possible, with great value for money. And it’s so easy to book an appointment on our website at any time of the day or night. For the best neuropathy treatment Brisbane has to offer, make an appointment now. Read Less