How is neuropathy treated?
There are a couple of approaches to treatment for neuropathy. Lifestyle choices and home remedies can help to manage the condition and include exercise, a healthy diet, quitting cigarette smoking, avoiding excessive alcohol consumption, and monitoring blood glucose levels if you have diabetes.
When it comes to professional treatment options, we may prescribe medication to relieve pain. Various pain relievers, anti-seizure medications, capsaicin, and even antidepressants may all be beneficial, depending on the patient. Besides medicine, transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (a gentle electric current used to stimulate nerves), plasma exchange, intravenous immune globulin, physical therapy, and surgery (especially when the neuropathy is caused by pressure on a nerve) are other possible components of treatment plan.
No matter which treatment option will work best for keeping you safe and healthy, you will find the care you need here at The Kansas Foot Center. Our medical professionals are skilled, experienced, and eager to help you overcome any issue that affects the health of your lower limbs. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment at any of our three Kansas offices. Give us a call at (866) 222-5177 or take advantage of our online form to request your visit.