Diabetic neuropathy includes disorders of the nerve root, nerve trunk, and nerve endings. When these disorders occur as a result of diabetes, the cause is felt to be secondary to either altered glucose metabolism or a lack of blood flow to the nerve itself. Pain, weakness, numbness, and functional impairment can result. At Piedmont Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, we offer innovative diabetic neuropathy treatments for patients in Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson and surrounding areas.
It is common knowledge that the diabetic suffers from altered glucose metabolism as a result of either reduced quantities or reduced effectiveness of circulating insulin. While the majority of medical management centers on controlling the blood sugar, even when good control is achieved, disease or injury to the nerves can occur.