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A 33-year-old male asked:

please i am experiencing numbness in the feet and i don't have diabetes. my dad is also experiencing same. what kind of medication can you advise?

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Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 12 years experience
Neuropathy: Idiopathic neuropathy (meaning cause is unknown) can be treated the same way as diabetic neuropathy in some cases. In other cases, it is because of a nerve entrapment, such as radiculopathy or tarsal tunnel syndrome. Vitamin b6 and b12, which nerves love, are a good place to start. A deficiency of these can cause numbness. Other meds are gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) or cymbalta. See a podiatrist.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
First need diagnosis: Diadetes neuropathy before DX of diabetes, low back disease if likely diabetic-like, can use 600mg of both benfotiamine and lipoic acid, over the counter.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Depends on the cause: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, 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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