What is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy is a painful, uncomfortable condition that occurs when one or more nerves are malfunctioning or damaged. Any number of factors can cause neuropathy such as diabetes, genetic defects, chemotherapy, vitamin deficiencies, alcohol abuse, cancer, or other underlying diseases.

What Are the Symptoms of Neuropathy in the Lower Extremities?

People with neuropathy in their feet, ankles, or lower legs may experience many different symptoms such as:

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Burning
  • A pins-and-needles sensation
  • Cramping
  • Muscle weakness
  • Impaired reflexes. 

Treating Neuropathy with Neurogenx

Neurogenx is an effective treatment of neuropathy that your podiatrist may suggest if you are diagnosed with neuropathy. Neurogenx not only treats the painful, uncomfortable symptoms of neuropathy, but it may even reverse damage and restore functionality in the affected nerve(s).

How Does Neurogenx Work?

Neurogenx is an electroanalgesic medical therapy. This means it delivers high frequency energy to damaged nerves in continuous patterns through electrodes. First, a local numbing agent is used, and then pads (electrodes) are placed on the skin where the damaged nerve is located. A steady flow of patterned energy is pulsed from the electrodes to the damaged nerves. This repairs/reduces swelling in damaged nerves, improves circulation and decreases pain signals.

Treatments of Neurogenx can also improve a patient’s balance, allow them to sleep better through the night, and decrease or reduce their need for narcotic pain medications. Additionally, special balance plates allow your podiatrist to record and track progress to customize your treatment based on their findings.

What Conditions Does Neurogenx Treat?

Along with treating painful symptoms associated with neuropathy, Neurogenx can also help treat the following conditions:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Phantom leg syndrome

If you are experiencing any pain, numbness, tingling, restlessness, weakness or lack of balance in your feet, ankles or legs, make an appointment with your podiatrist for a consultation. Depending on your diagnosis and other factors, Neurogenx may be appropriate to treat your particular condition.