About 29.1 million people (9.3% of the United States population) have diabetes.
Neuropathy is a major complication that may cause diabetics to experience pain, tingling, and loss of feeling in their feet, as well as experience balance and gait issues that make it difficult to walk.
Numbness can lead to infections and ulcers that, for diabetics, can spread quickly and can be difficult to heal due to the decrease in blood flow that diabetics often experience.
Because of these complications, diabetics are more prone to amputations.
Anderson Podiatry Center doctors continually train at length on the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic and all other neuropathies and their complications. They have received extensive additional training in order to offer a sub-specialty to the public in this underserved area, offering innovative and compassionate solutions to this debilitating and pervasive problem.
What Is Neuropathy?
Nerve Decompression Surgery
Restless Leg Syndrome
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) affects 10% of the U.S. population, and is characterized by uncomfortable sensations deep within the legs.
- Throbbing, pulling, creeping, or other unpleasant sensations in the legs
- An uncontrollable and sometimes overwhelming urge to move the legs
Symptoms occur more at night than during the day and may affect up to 10% of the population. RLS usually affects both legs.
- Unknown, but compression of the peroneal nerves is thought to be part of the problem
- Conventional treatment involves the use of medication that may help symptoms, but does not correct the condition
- Nerve decompression surgery can be very successful for treating restless leg syndrome
- The surgery involves the decompression of two primary nerve tunnels, the common peroneal nerve and the superficial peroneal nerve, which can be completed in a 30- to 40-minute procedure
- The patient may get up and move around the day following surgery and may discover symptoms have been relieved
- Our early findings show success rates of approximately 80-90%
We are currently documenting clinical research on restless leg syndrome and will soon publish findings to support what we are seeing in practice. We are very excited to be able to offer relief to patients afflicted by this challenging disorder.