Nearly 20 million Americans suffer from the painful condition known as peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Howard Robins, a leader in the fields of podiatry and ozone therapies in New York City, provides peripheral neuropathy pain relief for men and women through intravenous ozone therapy. When other treatment methods don’t offer relief from symptoms, ozone therapy may be the solution you’re looking for. Call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robins.
What is peripheral neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that causes weakness, numbness, and pain. The condition most commonly affects the hands and feet, but it can impact other areas of your body as well.
The condition sometimes occurs as a result of an infection, a traumatic injury, diabetes, or exposure to toxins that damage the peripheral nervous system.
Peripheral neuropathy in the foot and ankle is a common problem among diabetics, in patients with problems in their lower spine, and for those with other neurological and infectious conditions such as Lyme disease.
What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?
Since each nerve in your peripheral nervous system has a specific function, your symptoms depend on the type of nerves that are affected, which may include:
- Sensory nerves
- Motor nerves
- Autonomic nerves
When the sensory and motor nerves in your hands and feet are affected, you may experience the following symptoms:
- Numbness or tingling in your feet
- Sharp, jabbing pains in your toes
- Lack of coordination with movements like walking
- Extreme sensitivity to temperature
- Muscle weakness
How is peripheral neuropathy treated?
Treatment often involves addressing the underlying cause of your peripheral neuropathy. If you’ve been exposed to toxins or you have an autoimmune disorder or diabetes, it makes sense to treat and control that issue first.
Dr. Robins also offers intravenous ozone therapy as an extremely effective method for improving or eliminating the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, when administered in conjunction with conventional medical treatment that has not, by itself, been successful in relieving your symptoms.
Through medication coupled with the benefits of intravenous ozone therapy, many adults are able to finally get relief from the painful symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.
How does intravenous ozone therapy treat peripheral neuropathy?
Intravenous ozone therapy is a treatment that’s been performed in the United States for more than 100 years. Using a safe, effective method that he pioneered in 1995, Dr. Robins injects a combination of oxygen and ozone gas into your vein. This form of direct intravenous ozone therapy can help to alleviate inflammation, improve your circulation, and reduce the pain you feel in your feet.
Because of its healing effects, Dr. Robins often recommends ozone therapy as an effective treatment for diseases and conditions affecting the foot and ankle, including peripheral neuropathy.
To learn more about relieving the causes and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy through innovative treatment methods like intravenous ozone therapy, call Dr. Robins to schedule a consultation.