Barry A. Katzman, D.P.M As a podiatrist, Dr. Barry Katzman specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. Podiatrists have expertise in orthopedics, radiography, sports medicine, dermatology, and surgery..
248-25 Union Turnpike, Bellerose, NY
Bellerose , 248-25 Union Turnpike, Bellerose, NY 11426 New York
Barry A. Katzman, D.P.M.
Dr. Barry was a great and knowledgeable professional. I believe he was one of the most confident doctors I have seen since moving to NYC. The most important thing he cared about was finding the root of my foot pain and is working to help me find a solution. This was my first visit with Dr. Barry and it was a great experience. He was attentive and addressed all my concerns. I would recommend him to my friends and family...
Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Diabetic Neuropathy

Tingling, numbness, pain or a squeezing sensation in the extremities(arms, legs, hands, or feet)these are all common signs of diabetic neuropathy, or nerve damage. Nerve damage can also occur with no symptoms at all. Up to 70 percent of people with diabetes will develop some type of neuropathy, making it one of the most common side effects of this disease.

PROTECT YOUR FEET because decreased sensation or numbness is a common side effect of diabetic neuropathy, it is common to injure your feet and not be aware of it. This can often lead to serious complications or amputation of the feet and legs as one can develop a serious infection or ulcer that won’t heal due to the diabetes. This risk increases as you age or the longer you have diabetes, so it is extremely important to inspect your feet daily.

Keeping your diabetes under control and taking your medications is the best defense for keeping diabetic neuropathy minimized.

TREATMENTS vary and have mixed results as the many medications for diabetic neuropathy often have side effects so the best course is one of prevention as much as possible by keeping your diabetes well controlled and getting regular medical and podiatric check ups.