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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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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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Can I have neuropathy even though the skin biopsies done on thigh/ankle/calf were negative for "peripheral neuropathy" bc my feet still tingle/feelhot?

Can I have neuropathy even though the skin biopsies done on thigh/ankle/calf were negative for "peripheral neuropathy" bc my feet still tingle/feelhot?

Distal polyneuropath: Skin biopsy is useful for detection of peripheral neuropathy predominantly affecting small unmyelinated nerve fibers, likley ruled out in your case. Depending on the clinical presentation, nerve & possibly muscle biopsy are needed. Emg/ncv, MRI (cns/spine), labs including blood and CSF serologic studies, & consultation w/ neuro & int med/rheum. ...Read more

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Im 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?

Im 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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How can you treat non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy in my feet?

How can you treat non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy in my feet?

Pain, numbness. : Non-diabetic neuropathy is treated the same way as diabetic neuropathy in most cases. If you have tingling, burning, and numbness, or even pain, it's often impossible to get normal sensation back. Some medications reduce the pain or tingling, but nothing can reverse numbness. See your doctor for possible oral or topical medications. ...Read more

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I take gabapentin for neuropathy in my feet. Getting worse. Anything else i can do? Thank you.

I take gabapentin for neuropathy in my feet.  Getting worse. Anything else i can do? Thank you.

There are some: Other options. After increasing Gabapentin to where the side affects get to you, you can try Lyrica (pregabalin) as well. If that class of meds is not helping, consider medications like Cymbalta which also can help. Consider topical pain creams containing ketamine that can be very beneficial for neuropathy pain. Also try desensitization techniques like contrast baths. Make sure to have regular foot exams too. ...Read more

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I have idiopathic small fiber neuropathy in my feet. Why do they stay so dry no matter how much lotion I use?

Autonomic neuopathy: This is form of neuropathic which can affect involuntary body functions. Sweat and oil gland function areexamples of this. When the sweat and oil glands are not functioning well in feet, this can lead to severe dryness. See dermatologist or podiatrist for evaluation. Another condition such as fungus or dermatitis may also be causing this. ...Read more

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I have painful neuropathy in my feet, lyrica (pregabalin) didn't help, gabapenten didn't work, would a small dose of both combined work?

I have painful neuropathy in my feet, lyrica (pregabalin) didn't help, gabapenten didn't work, would a small dose of both combined work?

Neuropathy in feet: I would not recommend to mix both medications without consulting with the physician(s) that prescribed them in the first place. You also did not mention what is the main known cause for your foot neuropathy. ...Read more

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Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

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