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What is the difference in the way your foot heals with peripheral neuropathy?

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In brief: Diabetic

Neuropathy may effect small vessels and cause wounds not to heal.

In brief: Diabetic

Neuropathy may effect small vessels and cause wounds not to heal.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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2 doctors agree

In brief: No difference

From the neuropathy in itself.
However, if neuropathy causes decreased sensation, this may lead to abnormal pressure areas which will be unperceived and therefore uncorrected. This will slow healing. Charcot foot which can result in those with certain forms of neuropathy can lead to a continued cycle of fractures and swelling.

In brief: No difference

From the neuropathy in itself.
However, if neuropathy causes decreased sensation, this may lead to abnormal pressure areas which will be unperceived and therefore uncorrected. This will slow healing. Charcot foot which can result in those with certain forms of neuropathy can lead to a continued cycle of fractures and swelling.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: The issue

With neuropathy is that someone without neuropathy may not get the injury to begin with.
Once something occurs i.E an ulceration healing technically should be the same but when a person has neuropathy they may also have comorbidites like diabetes.

In brief: The issue

With neuropathy is that someone without neuropathy may not get the injury to begin with.
Once something occurs i.E an ulceration healing technically should be the same but when a person has neuropathy they may also have comorbidites like diabetes.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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