Austin

512-351-9149

Cedar Park

512-336-2300

Round Rock

(512) 255-0125

Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy causes nerve damage that often affects your feet. The skilled foot and ankle specialists at Precision Podiatry diagnose and treat diabetic neuropathy at their three offices conveniently located in the Round Rock, Cedar Park, and the River Place neighborhoods of Austin, Texas. If you think you may have diabetic neuropathy, call your nearest office to book an appointment today.

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Diabetic Neuropathy Q & A

What is diabetic neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that results from long-term high blood sugar levels. There are four main types of diabetic neuropathy, but peripheral neuropathy is the most common. 

Peripheral diabetic neuropathy begins in your feet and legs, causing numbness, tingling, and a reduced ability to detect sensations that let your brain know something is wrong. People with diabetic neuropathy may not be able to tell the difference between sharp and dull or hot and cold. 

What causes diabetic neuropathy?

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects your ability to metabolize sugar. This causes sugar to build up in your blood, damaging blood vessels and nerves. An injured nerve can’t send signals properly. Additionally, the nerve doesn’t receive enough oxygen and nutrients due to blood vessel damage. 

Certain factors may increase your risk of diabetic neuropathy, such as:

  • Cigarette smoking
  • Being overweight
  • Prolonged alcohol use
  • Poor blood sugar control
  • Low levels of vitamin B12

The longer you have had diabetes, the higher the risk of developing neuropathy, especially if your blood sugar isn’t well-controlled.

What are the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy?

Symptoms of diabetic neuropathy usually develop gradually. At first, you may notice a painful tingling or burning sensation that begins in your toes and slowly progresses up your foot. Over time, you may lose sensation in your feet.

Some people describe diabetic neuropathy as feeling like they’re wearing a pair of socks even though they’re not. Others say they feel like they’re walking on cotton or a water-filled cushion. A painful burning sensation in your feet may keep you up at night, even if your feet feel cold to the touch.  

How is diabetic neuropathy treated?

Nerve damage from diabetic neuropathy is permanent, but timely treatment can slow or halt the condition’s progression. 

Your Precision Podiatry provider carefully reviews your symptoms and medical history and performs a physical exam to evaluate your condition. Then, they create an individualized treatment plan that may include:

  • Treating a vitamin B deficiency with injections
  • Keeping your blood sugar under control with proper nutrition 
  • Exercising every day to improve blood flow and control blood sugar

If you have diabetic neuropathy, it’s important to see your provider for routine diabetic foot care. You should also check your feet every day and call them if you notice any changes, including wounds and discoloration. 

To learn more about managing diabetic neuropathy, call Precision Podiatry to book an appointment today. 

Austin Location

6611 River Pl Blvd #200
Austin, TX 78730
Tel: (512) 351-9149
Fax: (512) 351-9376

Clinic Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

 Closed for lunch every day 12:00pm-1:00pm

Cedar Park Location

1103 Cypress Creek Road #101
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Tel: (512) 336-2300
Fax: (512) 336-2301

Clinic Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

 Closed for lunch every day 12:00pm-1:00pm


Round Rock Location

7200 Wyoming Springs Dr. Ste 1150
Round Rock, TX 78681
Tel: (512) 255-0125
Fax: (512) 255-0153

Clinic Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

 Closed for lunch every day 12:00pm-1:00pm


Hutto  Location

 201 E Wilco HWY  STE 104
Hutto, TX 78634
Tel: (512) 255-0125
Fax: (512) 255-0153

Clinic Hours

Monday: Opening Summer of 2024
Tuesday: Opening Summer of 2024
Wednesday: Opening Summer of 2024
Thursday: Opening Summer of 2024
Friday: Opening Summer of 2024
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed