Diabetic Neuropathy Specialist

CFP Physicians Group -  - Family Physician

CFP Physicians Group

Family Physicians & Geriatrics located in Casselberry, FL

If you have diabetes and experience numbness, tingling, or burning pain, diabetic neuropathy might be to blame. At CFP Physicians Group in Casselberry, Florida, the highly trained medical team can diagnose and treat your condition to reduce nerve pain and prevent complications associated with diabetic neuropathy. Schedule an appointment with CFP Physicians Group by phone or online today.

Diabetic Neuropathy Q & A

What is diabetic neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur with uncontrolled diabetes. It might happen when your blood sugar is consistently too high, causing injuries to nerves in your legs, feet, or other parts of your body. 


Diabetic neuropathy affects nearly 50% of people with diabetes. Treatment often relieves discomfort and prevents further damage.

What are the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy?

Common signs and symptoms associated with diabetic neuropathy include:


  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Sharp pain
  • Cramps
  • Touch sensitivity
  • Foot ulcers
  • Joint pain
  • Weakness


Risk factors for diabetic neuropathy include a history of diabetes, poor blood sugar control, smoking, being overweight, and having kidney disease.

How do providers diagnose diabetic neuropathy?

To diagnose diabetic neuropathy and develop an effective treatment, your CFP Physicians Group provider discusses your medical history and symptoms. They also complete a comprehensive physical examination. 


Your specialist checks your tendon reflexes, touch and vibration sensitivity, and overall muscle tone and strength. They might complete muscle response testing, sensory testing, and nerve conduction testing.

What are my diabetic neuropathy treatment options?

CFP Physicians Group professionals personalize diabetic neuropathy treatments to prevent disease progression and alleviate discomfort. Examples of treatment options include:

Diabetes management

Properly monitoring and controlling blood sugar when you have diabetes is an excellent way to prevent or reduce symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. 


Your doctor might recommend dietary changes, oral diabetes medications, insulin, or combinations of these treatments. They periodically check your feet and treat nonhealing wounds or ulcers as needed.

Medications

Taking certain medications can reduce nerve pain by blocking pain signals to your brain, alleviating discomfort.

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency energy targets nerves that transmit pain signals, which can reduce diabetic nerve pain without medication or surgery.

Peripheral nerve stimulators

Your doctor can place a peripheral nerve stimulator underneath your skin near peripheral nerves to modify pain signals to your brain and diminish discomfort. 

Peripheral nerve decompression surgery

If other treatments for peripheral neuropathy haven’t worked, CFP Physicians Group providers offer decompression surgery to alleviate unpleasant symptoms.

Don’t live with pain, numbness, and tingling associated with diabetic neuropathy. Schedule an appointment by phone or online with CFP Physicians Group today.