What is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy, short for peripheral neuropathy, is damage to the nerves in your extremities. This can leave you with numb patches, burning, aching, weakness, and tingling in your lower limbs. Many different problems can result in damaged nerves—diabetes, alcoholism, and some autoimmune diseases all can slow and impair nervous tissue. Trauma or compression, whether from a tumor or just being pinched, can also result in permanent injury. The key to relieving any nerve pain is to catch and treat the problem early, before it worsens.

Here at Parker Foot & Ankle, we understand how difficult life with neuropathy can become, which is why we established the Neuropathy Care Center of Houston within our offices. We are experts in both conservative management of pain as well as surgical solutions to persistent problems. Don’t wait! Find help for your nerve pain. Contact Parker Foot & Ankle in Houston for an appointment or more information about this difficult condition. Call (281) 497-2850 or visit the online contact page to reach us.

Dr. Robert Parker
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Dr. Parker is a podiatrist and surgeon in Houston, TX who has been helping patients for more than 40 years.