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Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic

Q
Once my foot is numb, why does it matter that I have neuropathy?

A

A ‘numb foot’ from neuropathy is referred to by doctors as the ‘loss of protective sensation.’  While numbness feels weird, people rarely describe it as painful.  However, when your feet are numb, you are unable to feel and address pain that should be there- whether from a pebble in the shoe, a blister or a foreign body.  Pain is a gift which tells you that there is something wrong and pain causes you to slow down and address what may be happening before it becomes a bigger problem.  Without this, bad can quickly go to worse.

Make an appointment today to have your feet assessed by a specialist at Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic!