What causes neuropathy?
The most common cause of foot and ankle neuropathy is damage to the nerves that travel from the spinal cord to the feet and ankles. This damage can be caused by a variety of conditions, including diabetes, certain medications, alcoholism, and some autoimmune disorders. We see many patients at Royal Podiatry with neuropathy caused by diabetes.
Other common causes of foot and ankle neuropathy include trauma or injury, like a car accident. Repetitive strain injuries, such as those caused by running or dancing on hard surfaces, can also cause nerve damage in the feet and ankles.