Neuropathy / Numbness
Prevention and Treatment of Neuropathy / Numbness
If you have one or more of the disorders noted on the previous page, or another systemic cause of numbness/neuropathy, follow your doctor’s advice and take all medications as prescribed.
To help ensure that your feet are optimally protected, IPFH suggests wearing properly selected and fitted, as part of an integrated approach, padded socks with shoes with non-slip outsoles and any inserts or orthotics prescribed or recommended by a doctor or foot health professional. Peer-reviewed, published studies have shown that wearing clinically-tested padded socks can help protect against injuries to the skin/soft tissue of the foot, a major cause of diabetic ulcerations.