Is Stress Getting on Your Nerves? Good News for You and Your Feet!

By Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee
July 12, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions

Recent studies—such as this neuropathic stress study at University of California, Davis—reveal that continuous stress is a major contributor to nerve pain in the feet, or peripheral neuropathy. 

Nerve Pain and Your Feet

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that results from damage to the peripheral nervous system, usually characterized by tingling sensation, pricking pins and needles pain, or numbness. Common foot related nerve problems include:

  • spasms- twitching and contractions in the toes and feet
  • cold feet- abnormal circulation that results in skin’s heightened response to the cold, including small, itchy red swellings on toes and feet
  • diabetic foot pain- also associated with circulation, including symptoms of red spots, sores, numbness, and infection. Neuropathic pain affects up to 70% of patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Good News for Nerve Pain Sufferers

Peripheral neuropathies have been linked to stress placed on the endoplasmic reticulum (or ER), which plays a critical role in our bodies’ processing of fat and protein. Scientists are currently researching a variety of natural fats that have powerful healing effects on damaged ER, and thus help to ease nerve pain.

Healing Your Nerve Pain

The first step to relieving nerve pain is receiving a professional diagnosis from a board certified foot doctor. Once you have identified the root cause of your condition, your doctor will recommend pain relieving medications, personalized therapies, and strategies for adopting a healthy lifestyle. Your doctor will also prescribe treatment for your nerve related skin symptoms, such as:

The Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC, offers a variety of services to diagnose and heal your feet. Our board certified podiatrists Dr. Greg Khaimov, Dr. Daniel Pollack, Dr. Walter Majdanski, and Dr. Yakov Haimof are dedicated to treating a wide range of nerve pain issues. The center offers convenient locations in Fort Lee NJ, Ringwood NJ, Flushing Queens NY, Woodhaven NY, Brooklyn NY, and Forest Hills NY. Contact us at (201) 363-9844 and schedule an appointment today!

            

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