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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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What can I expect to happen during my first neurology appointment for possible nerve damage in my back? I was treated for Neuroblastoma 9 yrs. ago

What can I expect to happen during my first neurology appointment for possible nerve damage in my back?  I was treated for Neuroblastoma 9 yrs. ago

Try to relax: A Neurologist is just like your regular doctor, but he/she focuses on primary and secondary neurological disorders. Bring all of your prior medical records so they can be fully reviewed. You will have history taken, and an examination conducted. Testing and treatment will be based upon findings. Should not be stressful or painful. Hope works out well. ...Read more

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Could my peripheral neuropathy be an indication i had diabetes and was unaware of it before pregnancy? For the last two years I have experienced pain in my hands and feet. When i recently became pregnant it seemed to worsen. I saw my neurologist at 8 week

Could my peripheral neuropathy be an indication i had diabetes and was unaware of it before pregnancy? For the last two years I have experienced pain in my hands and feet. When i recently became pregnant it seemed to worsen. I saw my neurologist at 8 week

Many causes: Peripheral neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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What can be done for a ganglion? I have had surgery on one on my wrist 4 times and am due surgery again

What can be done for a ganglion? I have had surgery on one on my wrist 4 times and am due surgery again

Surgical resection: Ganglions can fluctuate in size over time, but generally require surgical resection for cure. It is important to resect the entire ganglion down to the base in order to minimize chances of recurrence. Unfortunately, recurrence is always a possibility even when resection is performed properly. If your prior 3 attempts were performed by the same surgeon, you may want to try a new surgeon. ...Read more

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Why does one have a swollen foot after union surgery and what can be done about it?

Why does one have a swollen foot after union surgery and what can be done about it?

Swelling: You don't mention when the surgery took place or the site in the foot. Swelling is normal but should diminish over time . See your surgeon for assistance ...Read more

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I had perthes disease when i was a child. Im now 21 and getting pains in my hip. What surgery or operations etc can be done? Thanks for your help.

I had perthes disease when i was a child. Im now 21 and getting pains in my hip. What surgery or operations etc can be done? Thanks for your help.

Get an X-ray: There are many causes of hip pain and in someone with a history of perthes the most sinister cause is arthritis. Hopefully this is not the case and a simple x-ray and examination should be able to pin down a diagnosis and help you get better. ...Read more

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Hi I have one leg that has pitted for a long while, I went to my doctor and had surgery to remove a vein from my groin to my foot this hasn't helped ?

Hi I have one leg that has pitted  for a long while, I went to my doctor and had surgery to remove a vein from my groin to my foot this hasn't helped ?

Like a traffic jam.: It sounds like you are describing pitting edema. Removing a major vein from the leg, will force the blood circulating through the leg and returning to the heart to return through fewer veins. This puts a load on the remaining veins which can lead to swelling unless steps are taken to forestall it. Typically gradient compression hose are prescribed. You might want to consult with a specialist. ...Read more

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I havnt been diagnosed diabetes but have pins and needles feeling in my hands and feet for the 2nd time ever, could I go into a diabetic coma or possibly die?

I havnt been diagnosed diabetes but have pins and needles feeling in my hands and feet for the 2nd time ever, could I go into a diabetic coma or possibly die?

Time for a consult: Diabetics don't get the pins and needles neuropathy until years into their disease. People who hyperventilate due to anxiety can get the feeling anytime. It is time you met with your doc to discuss your concerns and have some basic lab work done.Once your health is confirmed, you can address why you are preoccupied with death. ...Read more

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2 yrs ago a chiropractor found a thinning disc in my neck. I never found out what could cause this? And what can be done? What can I expect later on?

2 yrs ago a chiropractor found a thinning disc in my neck. I never found out what could cause this? And what can be done? What can I expect  later on?

"Thin" cervical disk: Hello. First was the disk imaged by x-ray or ct scan? Or was it just a clinical notion?If confirmed, just one disk or several? Activities: do/did you do gymnastics ?Breakdancing?Carry heavy objects on your head? Fall on your head, or heavy object fall on your head . Are you having any symptoms now?Then?( you tell me/us). Best to talk/see your primary care physician first. Soon if having symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had steroid injections for lower back pain my next thing being done is medrial blocks diognostics then possible nerve burning what can be done ?

I have had steroid injections for lower back pain my next thing being done is medrial blocks diognostics then possible nerve burning what can be done ?

First, you need an : Appropriate evaluation and diagnosis rather than trying various pain management techniques to see if they help. Most back issues are treated non operatively and without any invasive techniques. Start by evaluating your lifestyle in terms of weight, not smoking and regular exercise including flexibility, core strength and cardio routines. There are a variety of medication options as well. ...Read more

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I am a 57 year old male. I have numbness and tingling in my feet and I have had it for about 3 years. I have had a full blood workup and all organs are good. Not diabetic. Don't know what it could be. Any thoughts?

I am a 57 year old male.  I have numbness and tingling in my feet and I have had it for about 3 years.  I have had a full blood workup and all organs are good.  Not diabetic.  Don't know what it could be.  Any thoughts?

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 evaluation and possible oral or topical medications. ...Read more

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What can possibly be the cause for numbness, in my hands and feets. That only occur when I am resting. I am a cigarette smoker?

What can possibly be the cause for numbness, in my hands and feets.  That only occur when I am resting.  I am a cigarette smoker?

Numbness: Cigarettes are peripheral vasoconstrictors and that decrease in blood supply is most likely the cause . As already stated - do yourself a favor and stop . ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with diabetes neuropathy, my back is painful and I have numbness in my arms and hands.What are the treatments for this?

Can also C osteopath: You have had your wisdom teeth removed, and looks like you are taking amitrityline, and aleve (naproxen) for pain, and Insulin for dm, and pt too. You could benefit from having an ostoepathic manipulative consult/treatment to address your overall pain stemming also from musculoskeketal complaints, and be manually treated holistically to get some relief. Also, they can recommend a cranial dentist too for tmj. ...Read more

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I have had weakness and pain in both my legs for the last several years. I took cipro (ciprofloxacin) and had a reaction to it. Is it possible I have had myasthenia g?

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I have had weakness and pain in both my legs for the last several years. I took cipro (ciprofloxacin) and had a reaction to it. Is it possible I have had myasthenia g?

Need neurologist: Weakness and pain in legs can be caused by many conditions. I don't think you will find an answer here. You should be seen by a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have been numb in both my hands and feet for the last 3 months and the dr can't figure out why already had Mri and blood test done all clean?

I have been numb in both my hands and feet for the last 3 months and the dr can't figure out why already had Mri and blood test done all clean?

PeripheralNeuropathy: by definition; is the basis. You describe a partial "glove like" pattern, somewhat unusual & potentially a good clue. Look up on Google, e.g. https://books.google.com/books?isbn=3709116058 for some basic clues. Physicians often in a big a hurry (for ?$ reasons; people/money accumulators) to just do something quick, e.g. order an MRI. Yet who has the most vested interest in figuring out the issues? ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

A condition in which a person experiences weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more


Dr. W. James Chon
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more