Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment
The peripheral nervous system sends and receives central nervous system signals to the rest of the body. When these nerves are damaged or irritated, they can malfunction. Peripheral neuropathy is a condition involving incorrect nerve interactions with the spinal cord and brain. The result can be nerve pain and dysfunction in the affected area. Leg and foot neuropathy can occur when nerves are impacted between the spinal cord and legs. Our pain specialists at Ospina Medical can diagnose leg peripheral neuropathy and offer effective treatment options at our clinic in NYC.
The peripheral nervous system controls how we interpret what happens in our body and regulates movement and function. Temperature, pain, muscle contraction and sensation are all controlled through the peripheral nerves that receive or send signals from and to the spinal cord and brain. When a peripheral nerve is pinched, under pressure or damaged, it can cause pain or affect function to its related area. Many types of foot and leg pain, weakness and sensation variations can be caused by peripheral neuropathy.
Causes of Leg or Foot Peripheral Neuropathy
Anything that impacts a peripheral nerve that controls areas of the legs and feet may cause peripheral neuropathy. This can occur in the spine at the nerve roots, or in the pelvis, leg muscles or joints. Some common causes of leg or foot peripheral neuropathy include:
- Diabetes – the leading cause of peripheral polyneuropathy
- Injury – the leading cause of peripheral neuropathy affecting single nerves
- Vascular disorders
- Autoimmune disease
- Tissue or muscle inflammation
- Muscle spasms or trigger points
Nerve conditions, like peripheral neuropathy are complex, but with our advanced diagnostic tools and treatments, patients can obtain relief from their symptoms. If you suffer from peripheral neuropathy that is causing pain or dysfunction in your legs or feet, contact us at Ospina Medical today. We offer advanced treatment options for leg peripheral neuropathy at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan.