Meeta S. Pancholi, DPM, FACFAS, CWS -  - Podiatrist

Pancholi Foot and Ankle

Meeta S. Pancholi, DPM, FACFAS, CWS

Podiatrist & Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Palmerton, PA

Neuropathy affects many people, causing numbness and tingling in the hands and feet. Pancholi Foot & Ankle can treat the symptoms and the underlying cause of neuropathy. Patients from Lehighton, Tamaqua, Walnutport, Kresgeville, Kunkletown, Schnecksville, Brodheadsville, Laurys Station, Albrightsville, Effort, East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, and Pottsville can visit the office in Palmerton, PA.

Neuropathy Q & A


What is Neuropathy?

The peripheral nervous system sends information from the central nervous system to the rest of the body. Peripheral neuropathy is a condition where the nerves of the peripheral nervous system are affected due to traumatic injury, infections, metabolic issues, or disease such as diabetes. It often causes weakness, numbness, pain, and tingling in the hands or feet. Neuropathy is a chronic condition that should only be diagnosed by a doctor.

What are the Symptoms?

The nervous system is comprised of nerves that have specific functions: sensory nerves respond to sensations of touch, motor nerves control muscle movement, and autonomic nerves control functions for the heart, digestion, and bladder. Symptoms of neuropathy will depend on the type of nerves being affected.  The signs and symptoms of neuropathy may include:

  • Numbness and tingling
  • Sharp, jabbing or burning pain
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch
  • Lack of coordination
  • Muscle weakness or paralysis
  • Heat intolerance and altered sweating
  • Bowel, bladder, or digestive problems
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness

How is Neuropathy Treated?

Neuropathy responds well to treatment focused on relieving symptoms and managing the condition causing the onset of the neuropathy. For instance, if exposure to toxins or alcohol is causing the condition, avoiding these substances should help with improvement. Other options that can be used for treatment include over-the-counter pain medications and anti-inflammatory drugs. These medications can relieve the mild symptoms of neuropathy. More severe symptoms may need to be treated with a prescription medication from the doctor. Anti-seizure drugs, capsaicin cream, and antidepressants may also be prescribed. Therapies such as Neurogenix have also been shown to help ease the signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.   


The world of health insurance can be confusing. While we accept most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid PA, we will work to verify your benefits so that you have a clear picture of what your treatment will end up costing you. We understand the ins and outs of health insurance and want to make sure that there are no surprises!
If your insurance provider is one of the following, please call our office to schedule your appointment: Amerihealth, Gateway, Geisinger, and Medicaid
This is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Blue Cross
Valley Health Plan