Peripheral neuropathy involves permanent damage to the nerves of the foot. The condition primarily affects patients with a long history of diabetes, poorly-controlled diabetes or alcoholism.
Patients with peripheral neuropathy may feel no normal pressure or sensation while walking. They also may experience difficulty with balance and normal movement, acquiring scrapes, cuts, and blisters on their feet without even realizing it.
Dr. Marso may prescribe proper footwear, among other treatments, to alleviate the symptoms of neuropathy and prevent further damage.