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Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects your extremities and can leave your feet feeling particularly weak, numb and throbbing with pain. It may be caused by other illnesses from which you suffer, such as diabetes or autoimmune disorders, or as a result of chemotherapy or other drug therapies. The disorder may also occur idiopathically without a cause being identified. Seek treatment today to help ease the symptoms with Dr. Kaplan at Twin Rivers Podiatry Easton.

Diagnosing Peripheral Neuropathy

The pain, numbness and weakness caused by peripheral neuropathy can also indicate other diseases and disorders, so careful diagnosis is important. When you visit Dr. Kaplan, he’ll first go through your medical history with you to determine if you have any risk factors for peripheral neuropathy. Some medical issues that may lead to neuropathy include:

  • Diabetes
  • Alcoholism
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Celiac disease
  • Chemotherapy
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Pain medication
  • Quinolone antibiotics

Next, he’ll examine your feet carefully and perform other forms of in-office testing. Finally, he’ll decide whether further radiological testing is necessary to determine the root cause of your symptoms. Ahead of your first appointment, keep a symptom diary tracking your symptoms and when they occur to help us track down the root cause of your pain.

Treating Neuropathy Foot Pain

After you meet with Dr. Kaplan and undergo any testing he prescribes, you’ll work together to determine the right treatment plan depending on the cause and severity of your neuropathy. Your treatment plan may include medications and lifestyle changes. In addition, Dr. Kaplan often recommends nutritional supplements by Bakocts. No two patients respond to neuropathy or treatments in the same way, so he’ll work closely with you to adjust your dosages and recommendations to realize optimal results.

Trust Twin Rivers Podiatry Easton For Neuropathy Foot Pain Treatment

Contact Twin Rivers Podiatry in Easton today to schedule your first appointment with Dr. Kaplan so you can get rid of numbness, tingling and pain and live and walk more comfortably. Call us at 610-253-2251 to visit our 1901 Hay Terrace, Easton, PA, 18042, location, and we’ll find a time that works for you to see the doctor — we even offer same-day appointments when available. Dr. Kaplan works with most major insurance carriers and also accepts most credit cards, cash, checks and Care Credit for patient expenses.

Call our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kaplan