Diabetic neuropathy of the feet

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Avatar n tn , that has many suggestions for treating pain from neuropathy. Alot of the information is also on his website, endfatigue (dotcom). Click on sitemap, then on "booknotes" to find chapter by chapter information for the book. http://www.endfatigue.com/book_notes/Pf123_book_notes_overview.html He also wrote an article, "Effective Treatment for Neuropathic (Nerve) Pain" that has been posted on many sites. http://www.ei-resource.org/expert-columns/dr.
Avatar n tn If one is diabetic and has an accident causing trauma, like blunt force, to the foot damaging nerves, is this considered diabetic neuropathy, or can it lead to diabetic neuropathy? A comprehensive foot exam to assess the skin, muscles, bones, circulation, and sensation of the feet is in order. People who cannot sense pressure from a pinprick may have lost protective sensation and are at risk for developing foot sores that may not heal properly. There are other tests the doctor can run.
Avatar n tn The good news is that they are doing lots of research on nerve damage and regeneration and hopefully they will come up with some ways to cure or at least minimize the damage from neuropathy. In the meantime, it sounds like you may need to reduce your driving or any other activity that seems to aggravate your symptoms. Keeping your blood sugars under control never hurts either and can only help prevent further damage.
1493181 tn?1289115867 I have "diabetic neuropathy" it is one of the causes of bowel incontince. I have found out in the last few days that this is more than likely what is happening with me. Is there a chance it will go back to normal?
Avatar f tn ( what can be the cause and how can i help him? O ya of he lifts his legs a little it seems to help for a while.
541431 tn?1225897960 To top the cake off, like it is my birthday or something, I have connective tissue disease at the bottom of my asophagus. They have postponed the removal of my galbladder because of that, and have scheduled a test to put me to sleep and put a scope down my throat to see what is going on. I'm not even sure what is going on with the lesion any more!
Avatar n tn I feel your pain. I have the same feelings burning, tingling and numbness in the soles of my feet, toes and it moves up to the ankles. When I had a flare up it was so painful I had to keep my feet in a tub of water with Epsom salt all night, alternating hot and cold water and that helped a little. I was checked for MS with MRI, showed up negative. I also have pain in my hip, thigh and leg, but the foot pain is almost unbearable.
Avatar f tn I am diabetic and have neuropathy in my feet and have been perscribed pain meds. I recently found out I am 6 weeks pregnant. My first call was to my endocrinologist/internal medicine doctor to ask what medications i need to stop. First thing out of his mouth was to stop my pain medication and to take just tylenol for the pain in my feet. I have been on different types of pain medications trying to find what works best for my pain.
Avatar f tn Also everyday, press the centre point of the palm of both your hands 40 times with the thumb and press the tips of all fingers 40 times each.
Avatar f tn I take 900mg Gabapentin(Neurontin) at bedtime. I started tucking a firm pillow under the sheets at the end of the bed. I think it helps a little having the support for my feet. Also trying to soak with Epsom salts every other night.
Avatar f tn In a diabetic with thyroid disease, numbness in the hands would raise concern for another type of neuropathy: carpal tunnel syndrome. The median nerve can be injured anywhere along its course. If your symptoms are confined to just your hand, it may be the nerve was injured somewhere at the wrist. The carpal tunnel is the area in the wrist that the median nerve passes through.
Avatar m tn I'm having serious problems obtaining any diagnosis, and have clashing diagnosis from different doctors (ranging from 'cannot be diabetic neuropathy', 'is atypical diab neuropathy', 'psychosomatic', 'chronic pain syndrome'). This is having a devastating effect on my life and I welcome any further information, suggestions, possible diagnosis, or similar stories.
612876 tn?1355518095 Here's some news from the front lines (the bleeding edge of research, so to speak) on diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This may be relevant to a few of our community members so I thought it would be appropriate to share: http://www.physorg.com/news203337267.html I do not know if there might be any implications from this research on other forms of peripheral neuropathy.
Avatar n tn It depends on how severe the nerve damage is and of course totally on the person's ability to normalize the glucose levels and keep them normal. I wish her the best. The hard work will be worth it if the nerves improve.
Avatar n tn does anyone here have experience with treatment causing neuropathy or numbness in feet/legs or hands? just lately i seem to be having this most noticeably in the later part of the day. im in week 22 of treatment. is this reversable after the meds are stopped or can it be permanent? im not sure if this is from just being more inactive, sitting too much or if i should be concerned. i seem to get every other side effect.
Avatar f tn I found out in Nov of 07 i was a diabetic..and i also have neuropathy of the feet ..I have the burning and stinging ..of the toes and soles of my feet ..my Dr has me on Lyrica 300 mg dont think it is working so well...any info on anything else i can do ...hurts really bad when im on my feet all day...thanks alot .................
329495 tn?1212427782 Hence, a dose higher than 300mg is not advised. There are a number of other medicines that can be tried for the neuropathy. You need to watch for the blood sugar levels and your kidney functions. Lyrica is eliminated mainly by the kidneys.
Monster the nerves that go to the feet are the longest so damage to nerves shows up sooner. same for blood and blood vestals.
Avatar m tn You will have to ask your doctor about this. Neuropathy is a result of consistent high blood sugars. The only way to actually resolve / cure it is to get your blood sugars very tightly controlled with most if not all reading in the range of 80-140. IF you can control your blood sugar this well, it is possible that you may be able to recover the neuropathy.
15312090 tn?1439785306 I have had neuropathy in feet for 10 years but I am not a diabetic. In the past year I had a peroneal tendon tear and since then the laterl side of my ankle is in constant pain and I have to wear and uncomfortable plastic brace.
Avatar m tn The condition is called Diabetic Neuropathy where the nerve endings at the bottom of your feet fire off at a much higher rate of speed than normal which causes this burning sensation on the soles of your feet. The swelling around your ankles and feet could be a sign of poor circulation in your legs, as well. You may want to talk to your doctor bout getting an ultrasound done on your legs to determine if a blood clot may be present.
Avatar m tn I was feeling fine, until i started developing tingling and burning sensations in my legs and feet. My feet hurt, especially when I walk. Shoes hurt my feet. It's hard for me to sleep under covers, because it bothers me legs and feet. Note that the only real excercise i do is walk 3 times a day. but even that is strting to take its toll. How serious can this be and will I be able to afford the treatment at a free clinic? i do have one option.
Avatar n tn Because (1) neuropathy may cause loss of sensation and the patient may not realize he has injured the foot by a cut or abrasion (2) there is a degradation of healing and in a diabetic such wounds become infected more easily (3) if the infection is not treated immediately, it may progress into the bone and tissue, requiring amputation of a toe, foot, or limb. Furthermore poor circulation in the feet makes oral antibiotics less effective in a diabetic.
Avatar m tn Hi All, I have been living with burning pain and numbness for over a year in my left size. I have been a Diabetic under control for over 15 years most of the time with controlled diet now meds. The problem started after I had Angioplasty Surgery that resulted in 6 stents. After I came out of surgery I had a burning in my left leg above the knee. When I asked about it I was told that is was most likely a result of the surgery and would go away.
Avatar m tn The best approach to controlling diabetic neuropathy is controlling and managing your blood sugars. One must work hard at keeping fasting and postprandial levels as near as normal as possible. What are yours? What was your last A1c? Medications help to relieve pain but they don't work for everyone. What has your Endo said to do? And, tell us more about your "good glyceamic control." Are you eating a diabetic diet?
1283391 tn?1271521588 We do have Physician lead forums. If you click on the word forum in the blue banner on the top, left hand side of this page you will be able to select from a number of other forums. I wish you the very best and hope you will find better answers. We know how very frustrating it is to search for a diagnosis. My heart goes out to you. Please let us know how you are doing. I will look forward to your updates.
Avatar m tn She prescribed the steroid Medrol and Lortab for the pain. These finally helped with the pain. A couple of weeks later I met with the Internist. He asked the same questions and did the same basic exam. He also talked about it maybe being shingles, still with no rash or pain to the touch. He ordered some more blood tests and sent me on my way with a follow up appointment in a month. He prescribed Prilosec for the possibility it was a stomach issue and gabapentin if it was nerve related pain.
Avatar f tn Eventually everyone ends up being addicted instead of dependent. What happens is the brain and the opiate receptors start telling us that we are in even more pain than we are actually in so we'll give more drugs to those receptors. We have people in here with way worse medical issues than you have who are now dealing opiate free and all of them say that their pain is much less than it was before.