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How Do I Know If I Have Diabetic Neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy, a nerve damage caused by diabetes, presents dangers that are hard to ignore. It brings numbness, tingling, and pain in the feet, legs, and hands. Left untreated, it may progress to more severe complications, including infections, ulcers, and amputations. When facing such symptoms, it's crucial to seek expert care promptly.

That's where Dr. Charles Chapel at Chapel Podiatry in Brooksville, serving Spring Hill, Homosassa, and Hudson, FL, becomes your compassionate ally for diabetic neuropathy. With his expertise in diabetic foot care, Dr. Chapel provides a haven for those seeking relief. His personable approach and genuine concern make each patient feel valued and heard.

Whether preventive measures, pain management, or comprehensive treatment, Dr. Chapel dedicates time to empowering individuals with diabetes to reclaim their health and well-being. Trust your feet to Dr. Chapel's expert hands and experience the difference at Chapel Podiatry.

How Do I Know If I Have Diabetic Neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is a condition that affects nerves, usually in the legs and feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. Recognizing the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy is crucial for early detection and management.

One of the most common symptoms is numbness or tingling in the affected areas. It may feel like pins and needles or a loss of sensation. Another sign is sharp or burning pain, often worse at night. Muscle weakness, difficulty walking, and balance problems can also occur. Look out for changes in skin texture, such as dryness or ulcers that are slow to heal. Sometimes, even a light touch can cause pain.

If you have diabetes and experience these symptoms, consult Dr. Chapel. He can conduct a thorough examination and perform tests to determine if you have diabetic neuropathy. Early diagnosis allows for timely intervention and management to prevent further nerve damage. Seeking medical advice is the first step towards better understanding your condition and receiving the care and support you need.

Your Office Visit: What to Expect

During an office visit for diabetic neuropathy with our podiatrist, you can anticipate a thorough evaluation of your foot condition. Our podiatrist will review your medical history, discuss symptoms, and assess your overall health. He'll then conduct a comprehensive physical examination of your feet, checking for signs of nerve damage, such as numbness, tingling, or loss of sensation.

Utilizing specialized tools, Dr. Chapel may perform sensory tests to determine the extent of neuropathy. He may also assess your foot structure, circulation, and skin integrity. Based on the findings, we'll develop a personalized treatment plan for diabetic neuropathy together - which may involve lifestyle modifications, medication, orthotic devices, or physical therapy.

Please explore our website to learn about the conditions we treat and the services provided. It's advisable to reach out as soon as possible by calling (352) 684-1444 to schedule an appointment for diabetic neuropathy in Brooksville and surrounding Homosassa, Hudson, and Spring Hill, FL, with Dr. Charles Chapel at Chapel Podiatry.

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