Neuropathy Treatment Q & A
If You Are Experiencing Pain in Your Legs, Ankles, and Feet as a Result of Neuropathy in San Francisco CA, Call Doctor Magdalena Blasko. Our Professional Team of Podiatrists and Experienced Foot Doctors Can Help You Relieve Your Pain Symptoms and Feel Better. We Are Conveniently Located at 1600 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115.
Neuropathy Treatment Q & A
Do you live in the San Francisco CA area and have painful sensations of burning, tingling, or stabbing in your legs, ankles, and feet? If so, and if this pain has been persistent, then you could be suffering from neuropathy, and you should come see Dr. Magdalena Blasko here at her clinic. The doctor is very experienced in treating the condition, and has been awarded the Podiatrist of the Year Award by the Consumer Business Review. You’ll be in capable hands with her, so reach out to her at her clinic for neuropathy treatment in San Francisco, CA.
How is neuropathy diagnosed?
To begin with a neuropathy diagnosis, a doctor will look at the history and severity of your symptoms, as well as your reflexes. He or she will determine whether you’re experiencing any impaired reflexes or muscle weakness. Because diabetes is quite often the cause of neuropathy, the doctor might also perform a blood or urine test. Other tests might be necessary to look for any vitamin or metabolic deficiencies that could be contributing to your pain, and the doctor might also look for any possible genetic causes of your symptoms. You can expect the doctor to look at your medical history in detail and examine any medications you’re currently taking too.
What are the tests to diagnose neuropathy?
There are actually many different tests a doctor can do to help with diagnosis, and Dr. Blasko is fully capable of performing them. An electromyogram (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCB) tests can be done to assess muscle and nerve function and test the electrical properties of a patient’s nerves. If there are any abnormal readings, then this can help doctors make a diagnosis and determine which nerves are in need of treatment.
Sometimes a biopsy can provide doctors with details about particular cases of neuropathy. If the underlying cause of the case can be determined, then better treatment can be prescribed. For cases with a great deal of inflammation, a lumbar puncture, also known as a spinal tap, can help with diagnosis.
What are the treatments for neuropathy?
It’s important for a doctor to find the cause of the nerve damage in the first place, and once the cause is known, treatment can be provided. For example, if diabetes is causing the nerve damage, then the focus of the treatment will be on treating and managing the diabetes. For neuropathy caused by injury or nerve compression, surgery might be the best option.
With neuropathy treatment, early detection and diagnosis are crucial in order to prevent the disease from progressing. If a patient has experienced severe nerve damage, then physical therapy can help the patient avoid muscle spasms and regain their strength. Temporary or long-term use of a mobility aide, like a walker, cane, or wheelchair, can help many patients.
Do you provide neuropathy treatment in San Francisco, CA?
Yes, we do. If you believe you might have neuropathy, then you can reach out to Dr. Magdalena Blasko for help. She’s here for you at her clinic at 1600 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115, and you can reach us at (415) 212-7740. You can also get in touch and book an appointment with us online. The doctor is looking forward to hearing from you and helping you with your pain.