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Does Exercise Help Neuropathy Of The Feet
Will vitamin B12 injections help loss of sensation in the feet for an 81-year-old female with diabetic neuropathy?
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
What is the best thing to do for numbness in my feet due to neuropathy? Take lipoic acid, ALC, metanx, Gabapentin and CoQ10. Exercise vigorously.
Neuropathy: The treatment of sensory neuropathy will depend on the cause of the neuropathy. In case of diabetes the best treatment is weight loss plus adequate blood sugar control. Avoid medications or substances that can worsen the neuropathy (ie. Alcohol). Medications like gabapentin, Pregabalin or duloxetine help to reduce pain but do not improve sensation. Continue with exercise. Have a prompt recovery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is there ant type of drinks or vitamins that can help diminish the bulking veins on my hands & feet?
See below: Soak in the bathtub. Warm water helps. ...Read more
What can cause neuropathy in my hands ,arms, feet and legs that gets worse with activity. They checked for diabetes, thyroid also vitamin issues none of those is the cause. ?
Problems: It is time to see a Neurologist! ...Read more
With swelling in the feet and ankles with diabetic neuropathy, what can take the swelling down or alleviate it?
Off label: The trend towards trying anything to treat difficult conditions is well established now. I'm very uncomfortable with it personally, but it's common. I believe it is in large part an Expectancy effect and that's a major component of many medications. If you suffer no bad effects and it works for you - who can argue? But neither is it likely that anyone can tell you "Why" Best! ...Read more
Can wearing tight fitting shoes over a period of time cause nerve damage in your feet or what is called peripheral neuropathy?
Tight fitting shoes : May impede circulation or put pressure on certain nerves in the foot which can add to the effect of neuropathy or cause numbness by itself . Nerves need blood supply to work well and that includes blood flowing in and out of the foot ( or anywhere in the body) tight pressure on sensitive nerves in the ankle or between the toes can also cause nerve compression or neuroma formation giving numbness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Plantar fasciitis: This condition is characterized by inflammation of a very thin tissue running throughout the bottom of your foot. It causes pain, typically after you've been off your foot sitting or laying down. As soon as you put your foot down, pain starts. It takes a few steps to make it stop aching, and it starts all over again with rest. Antiinflammatories and stretching helps. Tarsal tunnel is different. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I treat sciatica naturally, especially at the stage of increasing numbness and tingling of leg?
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does any type of Myopathy cause knots or lumps in the thigh muscles and does it affect the kidneys in any way?
Several types: The possibilities are numerous. See a rheumatologist and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more
Spot fat loss does : not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be hip/thigh fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tone Thighs w plie, squat, wall squat, ball squat, Plyometric Squat,stair steps, lunges, lunges w dumbbells, ball squeeze & single leg Circle. Exercises to tone your butt include Plie ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does Lyrica (pregabalin) have a lot of side effects? Will Lyrica (pregabalin) help with the numbness of the feet associated with neuropathy pain?
Likely beneficial: No medication is without any side effect but if your doctor prescribes it try it. Benefits are likely to outweigh risks. ...Read more
I would think : The opposite. I would think the ice would have a numbing effect. ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
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