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what is the difference in the way your foot heals with peripheral neuropathy?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
No difference: From the neuropathy in itself. However, if neuropathy causes decreased sensation, this may lead to abnormal pressure areas which will be unperceived and therefore uncorrected. This will slow healing. Charcot foot which can result in those with certain forms of neuropathy can lead to a continued cycle of fractures and swelling.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Diabetic: Neuropathy may effect small vessels and cause wounds not to heal.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
The issue: With neuropathy is that someone without neuropathy may not get the injury to begin with. Once something occurs i.E an ulceration healing technically should be the same but when a person has neuropathy they may also have comorbidites like diabetes.

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What are some things that cause outer ankle pain?

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I was playing frisbee barefoot and it was raining. During the game, the tops of my feet started to itch and little red bumps developed. What should I do?

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My littlt toe on the left foot is painful what could be causing it to hurt?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
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Various answers: This could be due to a broken toe, or a corn on the toe or an ingrown toenail. Please see your local podiatrist for the answer and treatment. This is usuallly a condiition that is easily and quickly treated in the doctors office.
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How can one treat nerve pain?

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depends on cause: Treatment depends on the cause of the nerve problem and how long standing it is as well as your age and health. Also the severity of the nerve injury plays a role. Is the nerve problem related to a nerve compression inside or outside of the spine or due to issues related to diabetes, vitamin deficiencies, toxic exposure, etc. Or both. A diagnosis needs to be made first.
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Is it a bad idea to play sports with a fractured toe?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Yes: A bad idea. If you really really really had to because you are a professional and you were in the super bowl or something they make turf toe plates which prevent bending in the forefoot and then you could wrap the toe in coban or coflex, but in reality, it is not a good idea.

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