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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

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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How do I tailor this program to my chronic illness (multifocal motor neuropathy). Some weeks I will be able to do more exercise (swimming) but every 4th week is IVIG treatment so I can't exercise that week. Chronic Illness?

How do I tailor this program to my chronic illness (multifocal motor neuropathy). Some weeks I will be able to do more exercise (swimming) but every 4th week is IVIG treatment so I can't exercise that week. Chronic Illness?

Are you sure?: I am not aware of any precaution on exercise after IVIG and I have prescribed this treatment often enough. Do check with your doctor to confirm the need for this precaution. ...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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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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Does neuropathy in the feet always show disgusting feet or can it look like a normal foot?

Neuropathy: Neuropathy is related to the nerves, so until the nerve supply affects the blood supply, etc., the foot can look outwardly normal. Generally, people with neuropathy can have other related problems. A diabetic can have poor blood supply, neuropathy, high risk of infection and poor wound healing, leading to "disgusting" feet. ...Read more

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What can I take to treat peripheral neuropathy in the feet?

What can I take to treat peripheral neuropathy in the feet?

Meds for neuropathy: (continued)... Some medications used commonly to treat discomfort from peripheral neuropathy include Gabapentin (neurontin), Pregabalin (lyrica), duloxetine (cymbalta), Amitriptyline (elavil), capsaicin (zostrix), Carbamazepine (tegretol), b vitamin supplements (such as metanx). Controlling the underlying cause (diabetes, thyroid issues, rheumatoid, others) can prevent or delay worsening. ...Read more

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What is the long term prognosis for small fiber neuropathy in the feet.

What is the long term prognosis for small fiber neuropathy in the feet.

Generally good: Most folks with small fiber neuropathy don't experience a lot of change in their symptoms over time, and it seldom progresses to involve other nerve fibers. ...Read more

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Would spinal cord stimulation help block pain caused by peripheral neuropathy in the feet?

Would spinal cord stimulation help block pain caused by peripheral neuropathy in the feet?

Quite possibly: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is used successfully in Neuropathic pain of peripheral nervous system origin. Neuropathic pain is a common healthcare problem with some patients who are refractory to standard treatment guidelines or burdened with the side effects of such treatments. SCS offers a clinical and cost-effective treatment at lower lifetime healthcare cost with better long-term outcomes. ...Read more

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What does diabetic neuropathy in the feet and toes feel like? Does taking prescription metanx help? . Been type-1 for 30+ years

What does diabetic neuropathy in the feet and toes feel like? Does taking prescription metanx help? . Been type-1 for 30+ years

Bad: Diabetic neuropathy in feet and toes, usual symptoms include burning, tingling, numbness, and pain. One or a combination of the symptoms may occur. I have had mixed results with metanx which is mainly a Folic Acid on steroids which aids nerve health. ...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?

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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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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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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What remedies relieve foot neuropathy caused by diabetes?

What remedies relieve foot neuropathy caused by diabetes?

Multiple remedies: Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage and therefore can never be 100% restored. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the key. Keep blood sugars under control. Stop smoking (affects circulation to nerves) limit alcohol use which destroys nerves. Vit. B may levels should be checked and supplemented as required. ...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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What can be done for neuropathy in my feet after I had chemotherapy?

What can be done for neuropathy in my feet after I had chemotherapy?

Medications: There are medications that can help - Neurontin (gabapentin) and Elavil to name two possibilities. There is also a modality known at "anodyne therapy" that some physical therapists offer that can also be beneficial. ...Read more

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Stepped on foot accidentally of someone with perpheral neuropathy. How do I know if I hurt them?

Stepped on foot accidentally of someone with perpheral neuropathy. How do I know if I hurt them?

Need xray: People with peripheral neuropathy often don't have normal sensation in their feet. Therefore, the only way to know if they are seriously hurt is to have the foot evaluated by xray. ...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

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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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

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