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Common Vascular and Nerve Problems

Common Vascular and Nerve Problems of the Foot Acrocyanosis Alcoholic Neuropathy Chilblains (cold feet) Deep Vein Thrombosis Ischemic Foot Morton’s Neuroma Neuroma Peripheral Arterial Disease Do I need a test for PAD? Venous Stasis

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Neuroma, a Form of Nerve Damage Neuromas are benign and enlarged nerve growths. They most commonly originate between the third and fourth toes.   Typically, neuromas develop due to irritation of the nerves. The irritation may be caused by tissue rubbing against the nerves, ill-fitting footwear or by abnormal bone…

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Therapeutic Procedure for Neuromas Neurolysis is a therapeutic procedure used to treat neuromas. During this nonsurgical procedure, the affected nerve is chemically destroyed via seven weekly injections of ethanol mixed with a local anesthetic. Because nerve tissue has an affinity for ethanol, it absorbs the substance, which, after repeated exposure, becomes toxic…

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Neuroma Surgery

Neuroma: Is Surgery the Answer for You? A neuroma is an issue with the nerve. It is an abnormality and the nerve has been damaged. The damage may have occured due to trauma or because of an irregularity of the foot. Neuromas are frequently located in the ball of the foot. Your…

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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Diabetes and Nerve Damage What is Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy? Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes. The type of neuropathy occurring in the arms, hands, legs and feet is known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is different from peripheral arterial disease (poor circulation), which affects the blood…

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Alcoholic Neuropathy

How Alcohol Affects the Feet Alcoholic peripheral neuropathy is a foot condition caused by the consumption of alcoholic beverages over an extended amount of time. Ethanol, the alcoholic component, is toxic to nerve tissue and can cause nerve damage. Over time, the damage can affect the nerves in the feet and…

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