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Our Foot and Ankle Specialists / Surgeons are on staff at the Following Facilities: 

Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital 11800 Astoria Blvd. Houston, Texas 77089

United Surgery Center 12700 N Featherwood Dr, Houston, TX 77034

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center 500 W Medical Center Blvd, Clearlake, TX 77598

St. Lukes Patient Medical Center 4001 Preston Ave, Friendswood, TX

Houston Physicians Hospital 333 N Texas Ave #1000, Webster, TX 77598  

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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