What is the treatment for hereditary neuropathy?

No. There are no standard treatments for hereditary neuropathies. Treatment is mainly symptomatic and supportive. Medical treatment includes physical therapy and if needed, pain medication. Orthopedic surgery may be needed to correct severe foot or other skeletal deformities. Bracing may also be used to improve mobility.

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What are the symptoms of hereditary neuropathy?

Several kinds. Symptoms of the hereditary neuropathies vary according to the type and may include sensory symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and pain in the feet and hands; or motor symptoms such as weakness and loss of muscle bulk, particularly in the lower leg and feet muscles. Read more...

I have hereditary neuropathy. Would having a breast reduction cause permanent nerve damage?

Rather unlikely. If you have a skilled plastic surgeon, or a breast specialist, suspect all will go smoothly, and you will not be especially at risk for complications. Just let them know of your history, as sometimes neuro-muscular blockade agents are employed, and you could have delayed recovery if used. Read more...
DOUBTFUL. It's unlikely that a reduction mammoplasty would cause permanent nerve damage, despite your hereditary condition. Please seek the advice of a qualified plastic surgeon. Good luck. Read more...
Depends... I do not think that your hereditary neuropathy will be a contraindication to proceeding with breast reduction surgery. Your neurologist will likely be your best resource when it comes to obtaining “clearance” for the procedure. " nerve damage” is always possible ( for example loss of sensation…) with any type of surgery including breast reduction surgery. Read more...