Q Is it possible to have neuropathy without diabetes?
Although peripheral neuropathy is very commonly associated with diabetes—it’s one of the most frequent, and most potentially destructive, complications that can arise from the condition—it can be caused by other factors as well.
Other causes include, but are not limited to:
- Alcohol abuse
- Trauma from injuries or repetitive motions
- Medical conditions such as kidney disease, liver disease, rheumatoid arthritis, bone marrow disorders, and others
- Vitamin deficiencies, particularly of nerve-nourishing nutrients such as complex-B vitamins, Vitamin E, and niacin
- Benign or malignant tumors that form on or adjacent to nerve tissue
- Reactions to certain medications or toxins
If you meet any of the above criteria—or even if you don’t—it’s still a good idea to set an appointment with Dr. Harvey Danciger to address any concerns you may have about tingling feet or peripheral neuropathy. He will provide a full examination, making any diagnoses as necessary, and help you put together the best treatment plan to address your situation. You can reach us online, or by calling 760-568-0108 today.