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Neuropathy in foot. Walking for exercise (10, 000+ steps her day). Advice on soothing burning foot pain at night when I'm trying to sleep?

Neuropathy in foot. Walking for exercise (10, 000+ steps her day). Advice on soothing burning foot pain at night when I'm trying to sleep?

Depends on cause: Neuropathy has many causes. It can be from injury or disease or it could be from a vitamin deficiency. Injury could be to the spine or it could be to any level of the leg an foot. If it is systemic, medications may be helpful. If it is from injury, physical therapy, medication and/or surgery may help. See your pcp to begin with, then you may need referral to appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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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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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.

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 more

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Severe burning pain in feet-neuropathy/crps- I'm trying to exercise. Can I run after scs implantation?

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Severe burning pain in feet-neuropathy/crps- I'm trying to exercise. Can I run after scs implantation?

Yes you can.: Spinal cord stimulator is a simple outpatient procedure that does not need any significant restrictions after implantation. You can return to normal activities afterwards very quickly. That being said just be careful not to overdo it such as running. The incision sites can open up if you exercise too excessively immediately after surgery. Wait about a week or two. ...Read more

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I have sudden onset neuropathy of the feet. I keep being told find out the cause. My neurologist told me once you have it, it doesn't matter what the cause is, cleaning fluids caused it, so what now?

I have sudden onset neuropathy of the feet. I keep being told find out the cause. My neurologist told me once you have it, it doesn't matter what the cause is, cleaning fluids caused it, so what now?

Get on to treatment.: If you are having a lot of symptoms there may be good medicines for you. If your symptoms are primarily numbness there may not be much to do, but you should certainly talk with your doc about things to do to prevent further deterioration and injury to your feet. ...Read more

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Can I take cymbalta (duloxetine) and gabapenten together for sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet. What is the usual dose that cymbalta (duloxetine) startsvto be effe?

Can I take cymbalta (duloxetine) and gabapenten together for sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet. What is the usual dose that cymbalta (duloxetine) startsvto be effe?

Go to your PCP: It would be best to start one medication at a time to see your response. Every individual response to Cymbalta (duloxetine) is different but you can start at 30 mg. Once you've established the dose for Cymbalta (duloxetine) and your neuropathy is still troublesome, you can add Gabapentin. It is best to have your doctor monitor your medication. ...Read more

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I have sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet. My feet are ice cold, numb and often times feels like someone has tightened a belt around my feet. What neuropathy do I have. Tried at least 6 meds?

I have sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet. My feet are ice cold, numb and often times feels like someone has tightened a belt around my feet. What neuropathy do I have. Tried at least 6 meds?

Peripheral neuro....: The most common is diabetic peripheral neuropathy but you need to discuss this with your doc and get a neurology consult if needed. There are several blood tests that need to be done if not done already. The neurologist may also need to do a MRI and Nerve Conduction Test to determine nerve velocities and try to determine the origin of the cause. Be prepared that it can be idiopathic, unknown. ...Read more

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I have sudden onset neuropathy of the feet and nerve pain throughout by body due to exposure to cleaning products. How effective is cymballta in the teatment of nerve pain havevtried lyrica (pregabalin) gabapenten?

I have sudden onset neuropathy of the feet and nerve pain throughout by body due to exposure to cleaning products. How effective is cymballta in the teatment of nerve pain havevtried lyrica (pregabalin) gabapenten?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta is a good option for neuropathy because it works on the peripheral nerves by a different pathway than Lyrica (pregabalin) or Neurontin (gabapentin). Cymbalta should be started at a low dose at bedtime and gradually increased over several weeks to avoid the side effects and to determine the effectiveness on the treatment of the neuropathy. ...Read more

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I suffer from sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet and nerve pain throughout my body. Yesterday I fell at work and had a complete a-c separaion of the shoulder. My feet hurt more now. Why?

I suffer from sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet and nerve pain throughout my body. Yesterday I fell at work and had a complete a-c separaion of the shoulder. My feet hurt more now. Why?

Nerve pain: Since you have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, did they pinpoint its origin? You list a pain killer and an antidepressant. Are you taking them simultaneously? They should be taken separately. The fall enhanced and excited your pain receptors and your feet are now more painful. Try to soak the feet in cold water and see if this helps. You may want to alternate to warm water too. ...Read more

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I take oxycodone for neuropathy of the feet, 5mg oxycodone effective for pain, but makes me nervous. Take 1mg klonopin (clonazepam) to help nervousness. Is it safe. I need to take both. I just want to be safe?

I take oxycodone for neuropathy of the feet, 5mg oxycodone effective for pain, but makes me nervous. Take 1mg klonopin (clonazepam) to help nervousness. Is it safe. I need to take both. I just want to be safe?

Yes: It seems that you have a very legitimate reason for the use of these very strong but very effective medications! As long as you are being monitored closely by your prescribing physician your use and benefit from these medications is apprioate!! ...Read more

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What is femoral neuropathy, I've been diagnosed with sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet, and nerve pain throughout my body. Have severe pan in my left upper thigh, nothing helps the pain.

What is femoral neuropathy, I've been diagnosed with sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet, and nerve pain throughout my body. Have severe pan in my left upper thigh, nothing helps the pain.

Spine vs Neuropathy: The cause of your pain may be a pinched nerve in the spine or around the thigh, especially if just on one side. It may also be neuropathy not due to compression (pinching), which usually is symmetric on both sides. A good neurologic exam by your doctor may be able to differentiate the source better. ...Read more

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I'm not responding to any meds given for sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet. Can dilaten help. Tried gabapenten lyrica (pregabalin) Elavil cymbalta.

I'm not responding to any meds given for sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet. Can dilaten help. Tried gabapenten lyrica (pregabalin) Elavil cymbalta.

Dilantin: The use of Dilantin is unlikely to reduce the pain of peripheral neuropathy if the other anti-convulsant medications have failed to relieve the pain. Alternative treatments such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, capsaicin cream, Lidocaine patches and identifying and treating the cause of the neuropathy may help you feel better. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy spread? I have sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet. It has not responded to standard treatment of several meds. I think its speading into my hands. My hands are numb and painful

Can neuropathy spread? I have sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet. It has not responded to standard treatment of several meds. I think its speading into my hands. My hands are numb and painful

More neuropathy: There are many types of neuropathies. One type is sometimes called a small fiber neuropathy and tends to occur in the feet first but over time it can start to involve the fingers and hands. Generally there are no cures for neuropathies but there are number of therapies that can generally reduce symptoms by as much as 50%. You may want to talk to your doctor to determine if you're on the optimal dose of the current medication

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Have you got any hints on curbing the pain of neuropathy in feet at night?

Medications: Medications such as Neurontin or Lyrica (pregabalin) can help. Certain compounding cream can be applied to feet to get done relief. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a person has neuropathy on their feet, can they get freedom pass?

Freedom pass: 1) people who are blind or partially sighted
2) people who are profoundly or severely deaf
3) people without speech
4) people who have a disability, or have suffered an injury, which has left them with a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to walk
5) people who do not have arms or have a long-term loss of the use of both arms
6) people who have a learning disability that is d. ...Read more

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Will a nerve block help with neuropathy in the feet?

Will a nerve block help with neuropathy in the feet?

Neuropathy: For neuropathic pain, various specialty blocks sometimes give pain relief for months. But, it often doesn't help overall neuropathy numbness etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible for neuropathy to cause bitterly cold feet and fainting?

Is it possible for neuropathy to cause bitterly cold feet and fainting?

Possible: If your symptoms have been worsening like this, you need to see your doctor for an evaluation to see what's going on. ...Read more

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Is it true do not put your feet near heat especially if you have neuropathy?

Yes.: People with neuropathy may have trouble sensing temperature, and this can be a setup for problems because they don't know their skin is getting too hot if near a source of heat. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy in feet be a sypmtom of fibro been having it last two months?

Can neuropathy in feet be a sypmtom of fibro been having it last two months?

Likely reverse: Many patients labeled as having fibromyalgia, have been discovered to instead, possess a small fiber neuropathy. Typically, this does start in feet. Fibromyalgia does NOT cause neuropathy. ...Read more

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Does neuropathy cause feet to sweat excessively?

Not usually: But that's because a frequent cause of neuropathy is diabetes and that involves a reduction in the ability to sweat. There may be other issues involved for you and your conditions. Discuss this w/ your doctor. There may be a rare side effect of some medication involved. I hope you find a solution. ...Read more

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I have neuropathy pain in my feet pain what's the cure?

See below: There are many medications and therapies out there but not many true cures.
It also depends on the cause and type of neuropathy. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy cause a person's feet to sweat excessively?

Can neuropathy cause a person's feet to sweat excessively?

No.: Neuropathy does not ordinarily increase sweating. Often, it reduces sweating! Excessive sweating is called hyperhidrosis. A very effective, but expensive, treatment is Botox injected into the skin (not muscle) of the excessively sweaty area.

A rare neurological problem that CAN cause excessive sweating is a chronic painful condition called complex regional pain syndrome. ...Read more

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I'm going to a neneurologist for neuropathy in my feet. What should I expect on my first visit? How can he tell how severe it is?

I'm going to a neneurologist for neuropathy in my feet. What should I expect on my first visit? How can he tell how severe it is?

New patient exam: Certainly the neurologist will ask you many questions, followed by a hands on exam. You may be asked to have a nerve conduction test. That is one way to determine how severe your problem is. Your degree of pain is also a good indicator of severity. ...Read more

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Is neuropathy in feet a symptom of fibro of cfs?

Is neuropathy in feet a symptom of fibro of cfs?

Fibromyalgia: True peripheral neuropathy is not generally a result of fibromyalgia, although some patients have reported numbness and tingling of the hands and feet as part of their syndrome of complaints. If you really have a documented neuropathy it is highly probable that there is another cause. ...Read more

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Foot fungus and slight deformity. Could it be from neuropathy?

Unlikely: The foot fungus would be an infection, which would not be due to neuropathy unless you have diabetes, or some immune deficiency. See a foot specialist and get this treated. ...Read more

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How can you treat neuropathy in legs and feet?

How can you treat neuropathy in legs and feet?

Many: Everything from steroids, narcotics, anti-inflammatories, & nerve stabilizers to anti-depressants, & marijuana (which works esp. Well as a topical ointment) for pain. I recommend Vit D cream or Prologel, topically, along w/ Vit B12, orally. The definitive treatment for many of my pts is neuroprolotherapy (which is new & thus controversial) to calm nerves & decrease neuropathic pain/numbness, etc ...Read more

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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more