A 76-year-old male asked:
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emg study for puffy feet reads . a fairly symmetric mild sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy with primarily axonal loss features. what are options?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: The first thing would be to address possible underlying causes such as diabetes. There are medication which can help to minimize any symptoms of the neuropathy.
Answered on Nov 28, 2013
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