Peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to the nerves located outside of the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves), often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in the hands and feet. It can also affect other areas and body functions including digestion, urination and circulation.
Your peripheral nervous system sends information from your brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) to the rest of your body. The peripheral nerves also send sensory information to the central nervous system.
Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes.( Mayo Clinic)
From Chinese Medicine point of view neuropathies are seen as deficiencies in corresponding channels/meridians. The importance is to find the right underlying cause and correct it accordingly.
How do we treat plantar Neuropathies:
At Sportmedacupuncture clinic we believe that relieving pain is only part of the task. Another very important part of the treatment is to make sure symptoms are not coming back. That is why we give to our every patient customized training program along with necessary dietary recommendations.
Whichever technique will be used to help you to relieve the pain, you can be sure all are them are painless, safe, efficient.