Nerve damage
By DrStoll
August 25, 2011
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For patients with generalized pain, numbness, or pins and needles of the foot it is often frustrating going to doctors to try to fix a problem that many don't understand.  Many patients with Diabetes, Cancer, HIV, Poor Circulation, Post -Traumatic Injuries,  and many types of Rheumatic Arthritis can develop "Neuropathy".  Neuropathy could be a debilitating disease of the skin (sensory) nerve system that could cause skin infections, wounds, and broken bones.  Today this can be treated with appropriate medicine.  The diagnosis of this problem is a simple sample of skin taken from the ankle.  The individual nerves are counted under a microscope which allows us to tell the patient exactly how good or "bad" their problem is, it also allows us to tell you how things are progressing during your treatment.

This "skin biopsy" is not painful at all, and hurts no more than a pin prick.  the results are far more beneficial as therapy is geared towards "regrowing" the skin nerves over a 6 month to 1 year time frame.


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