A 34-year-old member asked:
How do you deal with peripheral neuropathy?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Obermananswered
Podiatry 33 years experience
Depend : On manefestations and cause of the neuropathy. If loss of sensation, feet need to be protected from excessive pressure and abnormal force. If due to deficiency, then that needs to be addressed. There are several medications that can be used to combat painful neuropathy. If a back condition is the cause, that may be treated.
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Dr. Payam Rafatanswered
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends on the cause: Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
What is peripheral neuropathy?
7 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brandon Macyanswered
Podiatry 43 years experience
A general term for: "nerve damage". It can take many forms--painful or a loss of sensation/numbness. The causes are multiple. Diabetes is the most common, but exposure to chemicals, neurological diseases, alcoholism, chemotherapy, are also significant causes.
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Last updated Mar 1, 2019
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