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Swimming Exercises For Neuropathy In The Feet
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
What does diabetic neuropathy in the feet and toes feel like? Does taking prescription metanx help? . Been type-1 for 30+ years
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
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
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
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
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
That is for your: Doc to decide after everything else gets ruled out. ...Read more
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?
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
Not related.: One has nothing to do with the other. ...Read more
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
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
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
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