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What causes neuropathic pain in your feet?

Many possibilities: Symptoms of neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. For some, these symptoms are mild, while for others, they can be severe and disabling. Neuropathy can result from nerve compression, trauma, drug side effect, and some diseases such as diabetes. See your physician and get it treated. ...Read more

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Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


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What are the causes of neuropathic pain in the feet?

What are the causes of neuropathic pain in the feet?

Several causes: Foot pain can be caused by diabetes, low back injuries, toxic metals, poor circulation, etc. In traditional chinese medicine, the liver is often prioritized for evaluation and treatment. I have found that foot pain from liver sources often are worse when getting up from bed and then subside. ...Read more

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Lately, I have noticed both my ankles & feet are swollen, the right is more swollen. I am not diabetic, but have neuropathic pain, taking gabepentin ?

Many causes: If you've become more sedentary due to the pain and spend many hours sitting, you have have simple disuse edema. But there are many causes, so an evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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How often do patients with RLS have neuropathic pain too? Can patients with RLS have burning in feet and legs?

Yes: It is possible to have pain but it is more common to be described as discomfort. See your neurologist to make sure another cause for the pain has not developed on top if the RLS ...Read more

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Can there be any cure for neuropathic pain caused by diabetes?

Can there be any cure for neuropathic pain caused by diabetes?

Treatments: Nerve pain from diabetic peripheral neuropathy may respond to medications such as gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) lidoderm, topical medications, compound creams, tens unit usage. As a last step, spinal cord stimulation or other devices may mask the pain via an electrical impulse applied on the nerve. Optimal blood sugar control may help prevent progression of the disease. ...Read more

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Is there any autoimmune condition that can cause neuropathic pain and sensitive skin?

Is there any autoimmune condition that can cause neuropathic pain and sensitive skin?

NEUROPATHIC PAIN: Diabetic neuropathy comes to mind. Certain chemotherapeutic medications can also be responsible. Do check with a neurologist. Hope you are better. ...Read more

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Where can I find the latest information about the latest treatments for chronic neuropathic pain (that has no found cause)? Please name sources. Thx

IASP: The international association for the study of pain (iasp) is the leading professional forum for science, practice, and education in the field of pain. All you need to know about neuropathic pain you can find there. Here is the link: http://www.Iasp-pain.Org/am/template.Cfm?Section=home. ...Read more

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Can stress cause neuropathic pain?

Can stress cause neuropathic pain?

Neuropathic pain: Is result of disease or damage to the somatosensory nerves, such as in spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, herpes zoster, hiv, tumors, nutritional deficiencies, toxins or direct nerve injury. Stress is not direct cause, but can exacerbate the pain. ...Read more

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