What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
The term peripheral neuropathy is used for the damaged nerves. Peripheral nerves are the nerves in fingertips and toes; when damaged they don’t respond well. People diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy sometimes have problem moving their fingers and toes and are said to experience abnormal sensations.
Burning, tingling and numbness are the most common symptoms. Shooting pain in the toes and/or fingertips and stabbing pain are other symptoms. People who experience any abnormal sensations in these areas should call our Katy TX office to schedule an appointment for a thorough evaluation.
Neuropathy Testing and Treatment options Katy TX:
Our office can now perform a simple, non-invasive, pain-free, and quick to test for neuropathy. The SudoScan offers our doctors the ability to measure for neuropathy and to track its progression. The SudoScan tests for the amount of chloride ions that are being released by the c-fibers in your sweat glands. This information allows our doctors to determine the degree of neuropathy and develop a treatment plan for the neuropathy.