If you have diabetes and are feeling numbness or tingling in your limbs, you may be suffering from peripheral neuropathy. Many patients with diabetes are affected by this condition. Treatment usually involves managing the problem that is causing the sensation loss. When you control your diabetes, you are less likely to suffer from nerve damage.
A therapy that is often used is called transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS. This is when small electrical currents are sent into the nerves. You might also benefit from wearing special shoes or foot braces. There are new therapies being developed every day to help patients regain nerve sensation. Ultimately, it’s about keeping yourself as healthy as possible.
For more information about treating your peripheral neuropathy, call Dr. Mitchell Wachtel at (978) 794-8406 to schedule an appointment in one of three conveniently located Massachusetts offices.