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Dr. Ricardo Madrid
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Hereditary Neuropathy (Overview)

Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy is a disease of the nerves passed down in a family.


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What are the symptoms of hereditary neuropathy?

What are the symptoms of hereditary neuropathy?

Several kinds: Symptoms of the hereditary neuropathies vary according to the type and may include sensory symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and pain in the feet and hands; or motor symptoms such as weakness and loss of muscle bulk, particularly in the lower leg and feet muscles. ...Read more

Dr. Ricardo Madrid
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Hereditary Neuropathy (Overview)

Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy is a disease of the nerves passed down in a family.


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I have hereditary neuropathy. Would having a breast reduction cause permanent nerve damage?

I have hereditary neuropathy. Would having a breast reduction cause permanent nerve damage?

Depends...: I do not think that your hereditary neuropathy will be a contraindication to proceeding with breast reduction surgery. Your neurologist will likely be your best resource when it comes to obtaining “clearance” for the procedure. " nerve damage” is always possible ( for example loss of sensation…) with any type of surgery including breast reduction surgery. ...Read more

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Living with Neuropathy (Tip)

Living with Neuropathy

If diabetic with neuropathy, make sure to check your skin that there's no open cuts. ...See more

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What is the treatment for hereditary neuropathy?

What is the treatment for hereditary neuropathy?

No: There are no standard treatments for hereditary neuropathies. Treatment is mainly symptomatic and supportive. Medical treatment includes physical therapy and if needed, pain medication. Orthopedic surgery may be needed to correct severe foot or other skeletal deformities. Bracing may also be used to improve mobility. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy go away?

Depends: It depends on what the cause of neuropathy is. In majority of cases you can improve symptoms by treating the underlying cause and taking appropriate meds. ...Read more

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Living with Neuropathy (Tip)

Living with Neuropathy

What do I do when i feel pins and needles sensation all the time? ...See more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Get an Xray/MRI if pain lasts more than 4 weeks
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See a spine/pain specialist if pain doesn't improve
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What are the symptoms of hereditary neuropathy?

Several kinds: Symptoms of the hereditary neuropathies vary according to the type and may include sensory symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and pain in the feet and hands; or motor symptoms such as weakness and loss of muscle bulk, particularly in the lower leg and feet muscles. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hereditary neuropathy?

No: There are no standard treatments for hereditary neuropathies. Treatment is mainly symptomatic and supportive. Medical treatment includes physical therapy and if needed, pain medication. Orthopedic surgery may be needed to correct severe foot or other skeletal deformities. Bracing may also be used to improve mobility. ...Read more

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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Injury or damage to a nerve. A common cause ...Read more