Common Sports Medicine Specialties

Common Sports Medicine Specialties | Sports Medicine Naples, Florida

When we think about sports injuries it usually brings up thoughts of broken bones, but that is just one aspect to sports medicine. Today, we are going to speak on the non-skeletal aspects of sports medicine.

Common Non-Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries

Many Sports Medicine Physicians have received additional training in the non-musculoskeletal aspects of sports medicine. One of the most common involves the diagnosis and treatment of non-musculoskeletal injuries, such as concussions.

Peripheral Neuropathy and Diabetes

Peripheral Neuropathy and Diabetes

Diagnosing and Treating Diabetic Nerve Pain

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder that occurs as a result of damage to the peripheral nerves. Symptoms and characteristics can include the following:

  • Burning, tingling or weakness primarily in the hands and feet
  • Pain

The most common cause of peripheral neuropathy is Type 2 diabetes. As the number of diabetes diagnoses continues to grow, the amount of peripheral neuropathy cases increases.  In fact, peripheral nerve is only one type of nerve damage associated with diabetes. Others include damage to the thoracic, cranial, motor and autonomic nerves.

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