ERIC WEINSTEIN, DPM

Eric Weinstein, DPM

817 Coral Ridge Dr
Coral Springs, FL 33071
(954) 796-1800
(954) 796-1801 fax

Broward Health Weston
2300 N. Commerce Pkwy
Suite 321
Weston, FL 33326
(954) 349-7796
(954) 796-1801 fax



     

   
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Alcoholic peripheral neuropathy is a nerve loss condition in the foot caused by the prolonged use of alcoholic beverages. Ethanol, the alcoholic component of these beverages, is toxic to nerve tissue. Over time, the nerves in the feet and hands can become damaged resulting in the same loss of sensation as that seen in diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The damage to these nerves is permanent. A person with this condition is at the same risk, and should take the same precautions as people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Another form of peripheral neuropathy is caused by exposure to toxins, such as pesticides and heavy metals, and is equally detrimental to health.

Treatment for alcoholic peripheral neuropathy may include Vitamin B-12 injections, certain oral medications to ease any burning pain, topical ointments, magnetic therapy, and galvanic stimulation (which is the therapeutic use of electric current, particularly for stimulation of nerves and muscle). Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications.


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Dr. Eric Weinstein, Podiatrist   Coral Springs and Weston, Florida  serving The Fort Lauderdale area as well as Broward, Miami Dade, and Palm Beach Counties.    954 796-1800