Neuropathy Specialist

Atlanta Foot and Leg Clinic

Stanley Kalish, DPM, FACFAS

Podiatrist located in Jonesboro, GA & Atlanta, GA

Neuropathy is a chronic condition that impacts the normal activity of your nerves. Because neuropathy can lead to agonizing pain in your feet and ankles, board-certified podiatrist Stanley Kalish, DPM, FACFAS, of Atlanta Foot and Leg Clinic can treat you right in the office and help restore your quality of life. Book your neuropathy evaluation at the office in Sandy Springs or Jonesboro, Georgia, by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling the practice directly.

Neuropathy Q & A

What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

Neuropathy — also known as peripheral neuropathy — leads to a host of problems, depending on which nerve (or nerves) is affected. When neuropathy affects your feet and ankles, you may experience:

  • Burning
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Lack of coordination
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch

Neuropathy can even cause painful prickling sensations that can strike out of nowhere and spread upward into your legs.

Why do I have neuropathy?

In diabetics, neuropathy often results as a side effect of blood sugar fluctuations. This is known as diabetic neuropathy. But sometimes neuropathy develops for a number of reasons including:

  • Exposure to toxins or chemicals
  • Bacterial or viral infections
  • Nerve pressure or trauma
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Inherited disorders

At Atlanta Foot and Leg Clinic, you can meet with Dr. Kalish, a board-certified podiatrist. Dr. Kalish works diligently to get to the root of why you have neuropathy, so he can design a personalized treatment plan to provide effective relief.

How is neuropathy diagnosed?

When you come into Atlanta Foot and Leg Clinic for your neuropathy examination, Dr. Kalish sits and talks with you about your personal medical history and current symptoms. After examining your feet and ankles, Dr. Kalish may request any of the following tests to diagnose the cause of your neuropathy:

  • Blood tests
  • Imaging tests
  • Nerve biopsy
  • Nerve function tests

Dr. Kalish offers a wide variety of diagnostic testing at Atlanta Foot and Leg Clinic, including CT scanning, so he can get to the root of your neuropathy pain.

Can I get treatment for neuropathy?

Yes! With the help of Dr. Kalish, you won’t have to live another day with neuropathy pain and discomfort. Depending on the cause of your neuropathy and severity of your symptoms, your neuropathy treatment plan from Atlanta Foot and Leg Clinic may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Pain-relieving medications
  • Topical numbing creams
  • Specialized anti-seizure drugs
  • Certain tricyclic antidepressants
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

If your neuropathy is caused by nerve damage or pressure from injuries, growths, or tumors, Dr. Kalish might recommend surgery to reduce pressure on the nerve.

You can get effective relief from neuropathy pain at Atlanta Foot and Leg Clinic. Schedule your neuropathy evaluation either online or over the phone today.