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Poor healing if cut and have peripheral neuropathy. What can I do?

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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

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(continued) also: if you are diabetic, you should control your blood sugars.
If you are a smoker, you should quit smoking.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Backup strategies

Poor wound healing is not a symptom of neuropathy, so i presume you have another condition that affects your circulation, such as diabetes or peripheral arterial disease.
Your best strategy is prevention. Do not walk barefoot, and check your feet daily for sores that you may not feel. If you catch them early, you can treat them and heal them before they get out of control.

In brief: Backup strategies

Poor wound healing is not a symptom of neuropathy, so i presume you have another condition that affects your circulation, such as diabetes or peripheral arterial disease.
Your best strategy is prevention. Do not walk barefoot, and check your feet daily for sores that you may not feel. If you catch them early, you can treat them and heal them before they get out of control.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
Thank
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