Dr. Ed Davis, San Antonio Podiatrist, Completes Advanced Training in Diabetic Neuropathy
November 05, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsNovember 5, 2013 - Diabetic neuropathy is a common cause of numbness and pain in the feet of diabetic patients and can lead to a number of serious complications according to Dr. Davis, a podiatric surgeon in the Stone Oak area of San Antonio.
Dr. Davis states that there are new and promising treatments for patients with diabetic neuropathy. He returned from Houston yesterday after attending the Annual Symposium of the Association of Extermity Nerve Surgeons (AENS) which followed surgical lab training at the new world class, state-of-the-art surgical training facility, The Advanced Centers for Surgical Education at Victory Medical Center in Houston.
The AENS is a multi-specialty organization that includes podiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, neurosurgeons and general surgeons who have taken an interest in advancing their skills in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy.
Diabetic neuropathy can lead to numbness in the feet, also called "lack of protective sensation." Loss of sensation can lead to problems with balance or the inability to feel trauma to the feet. Consequences include wounds and infections. Alternatively, there can be pain, especially burning pain, tingling and hypersensitivity. Pain at night may interfere with sleep.
Davis states that diabetic neuropathy is often treated by control of symptoms yet AENS has pioneered a number of procedures that can improve or, occasionally, reverse the disease process. AENS, additionally, is actively involved in research to enhance such procedures.