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What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a disease that affects the nerves in the feet. With time, the disease prevents the nerves from working properly and one could also face the risk of permanent loss of nerve function in the feet. The lack of nerve function in the feet leads to sensation changes and numbness, which could lead to further damage in the bones and joints.

Some of the symptoms that you are likely to experience in case you suffer from peripheral neuropathy, include:

  • Numbness in the feet
  • Pain or a burning sensation
  • Tingling in your feet
  • A feeling of having an invisible sock on the feet
  • Loss of balance
  • Ulcerations of feet

There are several causes that lead to the peripheral neuropathy condition in patients. Some of the important causes include:

  • Diabetes, which is the most common cause, as it makes injuries difficult to recover from
  • Trauma
  • Nerve Compression
  • Cancer Medications
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Alcoholism

What treatments are available for peripheral neuropathy?

Some of the most effective treatment options that you can seek for peripheral neuropathy include:

  • Surgical Decompression
  • Perineural Injection Treatment
  • NeuroGenX

What is the Surgical decompression treatment?

Surgical decompression is a ground-breaking method of alleviating peripheral neuropathy in patients. From eliminating the pain caused by neuropathy and providing greater consciousness in the feet, this form of surgery has been life-changing in patients, especially diabetic patients. The surgical procedure involves decompression of the nerve entrapments, thus helping to relieve the symptoms caused by nerve compression. It is well documented that this procedure can eliminate burning pain, leg muscle weakness and prevent amputations. The benefits are numerous! Foot drop can be reversed, non-healing wounds and ulcers can be treated more effectively, and restless leg syndrome can be resolved!

Will surgical decompression work for me?

Surgical decompression offers relief of pain in 88% and restoration of sensation in 79% of patients. While it is imperative that you find out your suitability for the procedure from an expert, who has formalized training in offering such decompression, the success rate of you benefitting from the procedure is immense.

Dr. Chaudhry is well versed in the surgical procedure. He was trained by Dr. Lee Dellon of Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Dellon is a Pioneer and leader in this technique and has trained hundreds of doctors for these conditions. Dr. Chaudhry is the only Podiatric Physician in Canada with certified training for these procedures and has more than 17 years of experience and training in peripheral neuropathy decompressions.

Many patients who had suffered from debilitating pain in the foot have experienced an improvement in their condition after undergoing surgical decompression. Apart from the reduction or elimination of pain and other benefits, the improvement in the quality of life, and reduction in healthcare costs are also significant benefits that you can receive!

What is the perineural injection treatment?

Perineural injection treatment is a proven effective and safe method of treating peripheral neuropathy in patients. This form of therapy is based on feeding the nerves “Energy”. This means the injections are given subdermally which allows the Dextrose (sugar) into the main nerve tracts. The Dextrose is metabolized into energy and then used to restore homeostasis or an equilibrium (balance) to the nerve environment.

The number of injections given to a patient varies accordingly, based on the number of nerves that have been inflamed, the degree of the inflammation, as well as the length of time for which the nerves have been inflamed. An average patient with symptoms of peripheral neuropathy will need 4-6 perineural injection treatments that are spaced out over 1-2 weeks, based on their needs. During the treatment, there are no pain medications or anaesthesia needed for the patients.

Call us at 780-488-4844 to schedule a CONSULTATION and talk to Dr. Chaudhry to find out if perineural injection treatment is an option for you.

Will perineural injection therapy work for me?

When a patient undertakes the first perineural injection treatment, the pain relief usually lasts for a few hours to a few days. After undertaking the second such treatment, there is further improvement in the relief to a patient and the success rate keeps increasing with each such treatment. More than 85% of patients respond extremely well to such a form of perineural injection therapy and are likely to recommend the procedure to others

During the treatment process, it is not necessary for patients to be on any medications. However, if patients already take some medication for other conditions, it need not be stopped, as there are no side-effects to such a form of treatment. Patients are also encouraged to be active, but restrict any activity that causes pain during or after the activity.

What is NeuroGenX treatment?

Neurogenx is a one of a kind electro-medical treatment procedure. It has had wide-ranging success with patients. It is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure, and it does not rely on any narcotics to provide relief to patients. High frequency electronic waves are passed through the muscles and tissues, thus helping to relieve the symptoms of neuropathy and neuromuscular pain.

The treatment creates changes at the cellular level, helping to increase the cell metabolism, normalizing the pH balance and removing the excess fluids and waste products that might be the cause of swelling. The wide frequency range of the electronic signal and the unique waveform, which is similar to the pattern generated by the body, allows the signal to reach deeper and provide greater benefits to a patient.

Will NeuroGenX Treatment work for me?

Neuropathy treatments are constantly evolving and medical researchers and practitioners are always on the lookout for better treatment facilities to help their patients. The neurogenx treatment is an advanced form of treatment available for neuropathy symptoms. Patients who have undertaken this treatment have experienced improved sensation in their feet, better balance and range of motion as well as elimination of pain and numbness.

The success rate for neurogenx treatment is 87%, proving that more than 4 out of 5 patients have experienced a significant reduction in their neuropathy symptoms. Regardless of one’s age, both men and women have gained immensely from undergoing the neurogenx treatment. The earlier your diagnosis is done and the treatment provided, the better chances for you to reverse the damage caused by peripheral neuropathy

Call us at 780-488-4844 to schedule a CONSULTATION and talk to Dr. Chaudhry to find out if Neurogenx is an option for you.

Check what one of our patients is saying about our treatment process:

“Dr. Chaudhry and his staff at the private Foot and Ankle Wellness Centre, are wonderful. They are friendly, prompt, and professional. Dr. Chaudhry was straight forward with me that I would need surgery. The surgery was done promptly at my convenience. The follow up was great, he saw me every week to two weeks for about 2 to 3 months after my surgery. My recovery was much faster after this surgery versus my first surgery with a different podiatrist. Dr. Chaudhry really cares about his patients. I strongly recommend him and his team.” – Heather Boschman

How can we help?

Dr. Chaudhry at The Foot and Wellness Centre is a renowned specialist, and the only Podiatric Physician providing such advanced services in Canada. The choice of treatment might vary from patient to patient, based on their needs as well as their suitability to a particular procedure. We, at The Foot and Wellness Centre, will evaluate your condition and appropriately guide you through the treatment options available

As one can see, there are several effective treatment options for peripheral neuropathy. Drugs like gabapentin and others can only work for so long. What Dr. Chaudhry presents is a true, effective and unique solution tailored to your needs. The best part is, is that you have a high probability of success!

Dr. Chaudhry is known for his dedication to each patient and as such provides a thorough physical examination of your feet, takes time to understand your medical history as well as suggests diagnostic tests to better understand your condition. Only after proper evaluation do we move towards the treatment for your peripheral neuropathy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The most common symptoms include Numbness, Sharp or cramping pain, Tingling in your feet, Loss of balance, Pain or a burning sensation, Ulcerations of feet etc.
Yes. Although diabetes is most commonly associated with peripheral neuropathy, there are a number of factors and conditions that can contribute to your risk.
No, If you believe you may be suffering from the first stages of neuropathy, do not wait to have your symptoms addressed by Dr. Chaudhry.
Dr. Chaudhry will begin by taking a full medical history and performing physical and neurological examinations. Additional diagnostic tests may include blood tests, nerve function tests etc.
It’s important for individuals with this condition to find effective treatment options. Some of the most effective treatment options that Dr. Chaudhry offers include surgical decompression, PIT, and NeuroGenX.
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