820 East Hillsboro Blvd.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

East Ocean Podiatry, Dean B Dorfman, DPM, P.A. & Dominick Sansone, DPM

Nerve Pain

Nerve pain occurs when the nerves become damaged by injury, illness, or infection. Over 20 million people suffer from peripheral nerve pain and damage in the United States alone, and one in three patients experience neuropathy resulting from diabetes. The specialists at East Ocean Podiatry can diagnose and treat nerve pain with a variety of innovative pain management techniques.

Do You Suffer from Nerve Pain?

Symptoms of nerve pain include:

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Burning
  • Tingling sensation (much like “pins and needles”)
  • Sensitivity

Causes of Nerve Pain

Nerve pain can result from a number of underlying causes, including:

  • Diabetes. The majority of patients with diabetes also suffer from nerve damage, which manifests itself as burning, numbness, and tingling in the lower extremities.
  • Autoimmune disease. Chronic autoimmune diseases such as lupus and multiple sclerosis can cause nerve pain.
  • Vitamin deficiency. The lack of specific nutrients (most often B6 and B12) can result in sensations of numbness, weakness, and burning in the arms and legs.
  • Infections. Infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C can cause nerve pain and damage.
  • Trauma. The injury or compression of nerves can result in nerve pain and damage.

Get Treatment for Nerve Pain

Treatment plans for nerve pain typically seek to reduce painful symptoms of neuropathy and to prevent further progression of nerve damage. Depending on the cause of your neuropathic symptoms, treatments may vary. For example, one of the key treatment points for nerve pain caused by diabetes would be the maintenance of blood sugar levels.

East Ocean Podiatry offers a variety of treatments to minimize the symptoms associated with nerve pain, including:

  • Oral natural supplements
  • Oral medications
  • Nerve blocks
  • Topical medications

For more information about the treatment of nerve pain at East Ocean Podiatry, contact us at (954) 828-2601. We service patients in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Broward County, and other Florida communities.