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Foot Nerve Damage Treatment
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
How much therapy is needed for perenoal nerve damage from drop foot? Its already been 1yr. Thebproblem is lateral movement.
Need EMG: You need an EMG and ncs. If you are having a problem with lateral movement more than dorsiflexion (pointing your foot up), the you may have more selective damage to the superficial branch of the peroneal nerve and not the common peroneal or deep branch. An experience electromyographer should be able to identify, localize, qualify and determine the extent of your possible nerveperoneal injury. ...Read more
Does laser treatments work for the back and neck should I use this facility for chronic pain? I have peripheral nerve damage on the tops of my feet
Best treatment option for foot? A bit of small fibre neuropathy and a pinched nerve in back. My foot is sore when stand. Start endep very drowsy
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
Maybe: Zostrix (capsaicin) 0.075% applied as a cream 3-4 times a day can help for neuropathic pain. It needs to be used for 10-14 days before becoming effective and initial applications can burn a bit. Pretreatment with a Lidocaine based gel beforehand can help prevent the zostrix (capsaicin) pain as well as help numb the painful area on its own. ...Read more
Have had tingling etc in both feet for years have had MRI scan etc 8years ago was informed it could be a neuropathy no treatment given still have symp?
Follow up plan:
Sometimes the testing needs to be repeated after a long wait. If the symptoms were very mild all these years it is possible your cause was too small to be determined.
Normally neuropathy is not difficult to diagnose. It sounds like there was no clear answer 8 years ago and that the tests were normal.
Feel free to ask another question if this does not help. ...Read more
What to do if I have severe neuropathy in both feet following chemo treatment for colon cancer. How long will it last?
Unknown: It could last a yea or forever. ...Read more
I have Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy causing sensory loss in feet. Is the electrical stimulation treatment effective in treating condition?
Peripheral neuropath: The treatment of peripheral neuropathy relies heavily on the cause of the nerve damage. The pain of the neuropathy usually controlled with medications. Treatment with the electrical stimulation fields has been investigated and analgesic benefits have been reported, but not consistent. ...Read more
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
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
Surgery: Treatment options for cubital tunnel can include therapy and splint, however, if there is significant nerve symptoms and nerve studies document severely limited nerve function or ultrasound demonstrates significant swelling then surgery may be a better option. This can be performed endoscopically with a minimal incision and quick recovery, . ...Read more
OB believes Vulvar nerve damage. Is there any way to confirm 100%? What are all treatment options? Unable to find much info
In open angle glaucoma 25% nerve damage with effective treatment how long might it take to incur an additional 5-10% nerve damage?
???: Not sure how one can determine 25% optic nerve damage. Technically if you have lost 25% of your optic (damage) there is some loss of vision somewhere. Typically this would occur in the periphery first. Today's technology and testing does not check that far out. The goal is to lower the pressure to prevent further optic nerve damage. With treatment one should be able to stop further damage. ...Read more
Nerve damage implies permanent damage so medications that help nerve pain are recommeded. Post herpetic neuralgia (due to shingles) is a classic example of nerve pain which responds to Lyrica (pregabalin) or gabapentin. Tricyclic antidepressants (e.g. Elavil & others) have be used for years to treat 'nerve pain'
nerve blocks (injections) also are helpful.Surgery may help if the 'damage' is not yet permanent. ...Read more
Yes, but: Why do you ask the question? See, loads of doctors can treat nerve injuries, and both surgery and medications are often employed. But rehab measures such as pt and ot can be helpful, besides occasional nerve blocks, and various injections. Suggest you get a diagnosis, and then participate in treatment. ...Read more
What is the best treatment to treat nerve pain from ongoing chemo? Is it possible to prevent permanent nerve damage?
Unclear: Unfortunately there is no clear way to prevent chemo-associated neuropathy. Some medications such as steroids, gabapentin/pregabalin, or antidepressants may be helpful. Vitamin supplementation with b-complex or folate (folic acid) may also be helpful. Your oncologist may have recommendations specific to your type of chemotherapy, and all supplements should be discussed before taking to avoid interactions. ...Read more
I went consulted many renowned doctors in baltimore but got same answer no treatment for sacral nerve damage. Will I ever get my functions back?
Can Velashape cause nerve damage in the thigh? I had Velashape done, while the treatment was being performed the technician left the machine on
The "Velashape" treatment should not "reach" the "depth" of your nerves. (however the superficial cutaneous nerve in the thigh could "technically" be injured with TEMPORARY numbness resulting)
You should re-consider if you wish to continue such treatment in a facility where some "carelessness" may have occurred! MY OPNION ONLY!
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What relief/treatment is there after severe nerve damage - resulted in constant excruciating anal nerve pain, pain block not helping, bladder affected?
Is there a special treatment for peripheral neuropathy and nerve damage caused by inhalation of cleaning chemicals.
Neuropathy: No specific treatments at this time. The treatment usually begins with medications in the antidepressant or anticonvulsant categories. A nerve test Is performed to determine the type of peripheral nerve and the extent of the injury. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and spinal cord stimulation may help too. Compound creams applied to the affected areas can provide significant relief. ...Read more
With treatment can a 58 year old with 30 percent optic nerve damage avoid significant vision loss in their lifetime?
Dr says glaucoma caught early w/30% nerve damage & minimal peripheral vision loss. Begun treatment. Only 58 yrs. Old. What is long-term prognosis?
Good: The prognosis is good if you use the medications as directed and keep all follow up appointments with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Had post shingles heel pain 20 years ago. Now it is back. Podiatrist said neuropathy. Age 66. Do I need a second opinion? Treatment opions
Yes: Definitely get the second opinion. It is extremely unlikely that you are experiencing any pain from shingles 20 years ago. Make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon to get a second opinion. ...Read more
Does ketamine treatment actually provide some releif. I am a cancer patient who was left with nerve damage after an operation?
Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
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