neuropathy, diabetic, foot

In this video, Dr. Anderson discusses the five neuropathy stages, the symptoms that can occur at each stage, and treatment options that are available throughout the journey. Stage 1 In this stage, the patient is experiencing symptoms of neuropathy, but they are still very mild. Stage 2-4 Many patients will experience the most pain here,…

For many people diagnosed with restless leg syndrome or neuropathy, weight gain can be an unwanted side effect of the medications that are typically prescribed. In this video, Dr. Anderson talks about the dangerous potential of weight gain and how this can negatively affect your overall health. Weight gain can cause: Increased blood pressure Risk of developing…

I’ve always been a visual learner, and I’ve always liked to teach. I have a passion for helping those with neuropathy, and challenging the status quo in regards to it. Putting all these together, I’ve come up with the concept of the mobility triangle. Why? Well, before I was trained in the treatment of neuropathy…

So, you’ve been told you have neuropathy, nerve pain or restless legs (all three can affect your feet and legs), and you may have been prescribed Lyrica. Lyrica is from a class of drugs that are antiseizure medications. It has been FDA approved to treat nerve pain, or more specifically neuropathy. Many patients I see…

I’ve been a member, including past president and board member, of the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons for a long time. I routinely attend meetings and lectures and train nerve surgeons, and I recently attended their annual meeting. These meetings are important to me, but they are also important to some of you and people that you…

I had the rewarding experience recently of a patient sharing a story with me about how she gave a doctor a real lesson on nerve pain that seemed to put the doctor at a loss for words. The patient I’m referring to came to me with severe neuropathy symptoms. She was a very sweet lady…

So, you’ve been told you’re a diabetic, and the first thing that enters your mind is the possibility of an amputation. Wow, a scary thought! I want to show you how this can happen. As a diabetic you need to hear this, to arm yourself with knowledge. I’m alarmed at how few people truly understand…

  I’d like to take a few moments to explain our philosophy at our Center for Nerve Pain. Many of you know generally what a podiatrist does. We work on feet and ankles. But why a center for nerve pain?  Why would you come to us for this? At Anderson Podiatry Center we look at…

Get to know Doctor Anderson by reading a little about his average day on the job!   Dr. James Anderson, DPM. “My Wednesday starts early as it’s my surgery day. Surgeries begin at 7 am and may end at 5 pm on a busy day. So, today being Wednesday saw me out the door grabbing…

Neuropathy is a frustrating, debilitating, painful, and, most discouragingly, a confusing disease. If you or someone you know has neuropathy, chances are they have really struggled with finding accurate knowledge on the subject, and with all the information out there it can be overwhelming deciphering what’s true from what isn’t. Though neuropathy is a fairly…

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