Peripheral neuropathy occurs as the result of damage to peripheral nerves due to traumatic injury, diabetes, alcohol, chemotherapy drugs and exposure to toxins. When the nerves are damaged, symptoms such as burning, tingling, and numbness can present. Over time, symptoms can worsen. Peripheral neuropathy can place patients at a higher risk for foot and ankle issues due to numbness/loss of feeling.

At your appointment at Foot and Ankle Center of Iowa, your foot doctor will perform a foot exam and check your nerves using monofilament as well as vibration, and sometimes additional testing. Your foot doctor will give you information on neuropathy and everyday things you can do to monitor your feet to help diminish complications. There are many treatment options for neuropathy including topical therapy, supplementation, and prescription medication. At Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa, EBM products are offered. There is a product specifically designed to support nerve health and function. Learn more here: Peripheral Neuropathy and Nerve Pain: What options are there? | Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa ( While these treatments will help decrease the symptoms, they will not reverse the damage to the nerves.