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What should you do for diabetic neuropathy pain in your feet?

What should you do for diabetic neuropathy pain in your feet?

Have it evaluated.: If the symptoms are due to neuropathy, topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medications. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. Consult with your physician for an appropriate plan of care. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Diabetic neuropathy ? Especially in the feet and toes.

Diabetic neuropathy ? Especially in the feet and toes.

Multiple factors: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Most patient’s state the numbness starts at the tips of the toes and slowly works it way up the legs. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the key. Keep blood sugars under control. ...Read more

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With swelling in the feet and ankles with diabetic neuropathy, what can take the swelling down or alleviate it?

With swelling in the feet and ankles with diabetic neuropathy, what can take the swelling down or alleviate it?

See your doc: See your provider to evaluate any new swelling. Compression stockings can be very effective in reducing swelling, but you will want to be evaluated first to make sure it is not a heart problem that is causing the swelling. ...Read more

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What is the best solution to diabetic neuropathy in feet?

What is the best solution to diabetic neuropathy in feet?

Nothing: Tight blood sugar control will slow the progression of neuropathy. Nothing will fix it. Some medications will help with the pains of neuropathy. ...Read more

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Feet hurt from diabetic neuropathy but why do they swell as well?

Feet hurt from diabetic neuropathy but why do they swell as well?

Swelling: This could be vascular or kidney and both related to diabetes. See your endocrinologist or family doc. ...Read more

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What is the best solution to diabetic neuropathy in hands, feet?

What is the best solution to diabetic neuropathy in hands, feet?

I like Metanx : As an option, have had good success with it. You need a prescription. ...Read more

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Which is the optimum solution to diabetic neuropathy in hands and feet?

Approaches: Symptomatic relief for the pain, tingling, might use gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta, tricyclic antidepressants, and do pay attention to foot protection to prevent infections. The medical food metanx has been shown to decrease some symptoms and regenerate at least small fibres, but seems to take close to a year. ...Read more

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What can I do for diabetic neuropathy? My feet burn all the time and losing some feeling in my feet.

What can I do for diabetic neuropathy? My feet  burn all the time and losing some feeling in my feet.

Many things: Diabetic neuropathy can be awful to endure. First it's crucial to control your diabetes as well as possible. Many nutrients and supplements can help including benfotiamine & alpha lipoic acid- see www.drwhitaker.com/treatment-for-diabetic-neuropathy Frequency specific microcurrent may help-see frequencyspecific.com Also consider acupuncture and homeopathy. See www.tinyurl.com/nhza6vd re: diabetes ...Read more

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Female, age 81 yrs with diabetic neuropathy, feet lost normal sensation. Does vitamin B12 injections help?

Female, age 81 yrs with diabetic neuropathy, feet lost normal sensation.  Does vitamin B12 injections help?

YEs: Studies have shown that B12 supplementation have been proven to help with sympots associated with diabetic neuropathy. I would suggest going to eastpennfoot.Com for more information at diabetes foot and ankle center for more information. ...Read more

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Feet and hand numbness. Diabetic. Neuropathy?

Feet and hand numbness. Diabetic. Neuropathy?

Perhaps: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Most patient’s state the numbness starts at the tips of the toes and slowly works it way up the legs. When it gets to the level of the knee you start to get the loss of sensation in the tips of the finger ANS then the hand, . ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Diabetic Nerve Problems (Definition)

When there is too much sugar floating around in the blood, the nerves get drunk on it and go foggy, mumbling their electrical impulses back to the brain, tingly, and aren't aware of stimulus trying to warn them their is stone in your shoe or that heating pad has been on too long and is burning your skin or you have an infection in your foot when you stubbed your toe, because ...Read more


Dr. Payam Rafat
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Diabetic Neuropathy (Definition)

Diabetic neuropathy is a problem of the nerves seen in patients with diabetes. Diabetes damages the small blood vessels of the nerves, which may result in ...Read more