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Damage to the
nerves in the feet
most often complained about neuropathy symptoms are in
the feet. It is the place where people first
feel their neuropathy.
Some people may experience
numbness, burning, stinging pain, tingling and pricking sensations,
sensitivity to touch and even numb toes. It can
be tingling that affects the ball of the foot and
travels up the leg, or loss of sensation in the
in the feet is a very common condition. There
can be many causes. Diabetes and Chemotherapy
are the most prevalent cause and usually start with
stabbing pain in the toes for chemo patients and
burning pain for diabetics. However, there are
many symptoms and it can be any one of them. It
varies with the person.
are many other causes. Sometimes it is diagnosed as
"idiopathic" or unknown causes, but that
usually means that not enough investigation to find
the cause has been done. Knowing the cause of foot
neuropathy will result in being able to stop further
damage. Treatment can be directed at addressing the
underlying cause so that more damage is not
done. With a vitamin deficiency, the cause can
be handled with proper nutrition and
supplementation. Control of high blood sugar for
a diabetic will stop further damage. Finding the
cause is thus important. There may be more than one
contributing cause. A full list can be found here - Causes
can be done for foot neuropathy?
The body needs B
vitamins for nerve conductivity and nerve health.
There are also things that will slow down nerve repair
or increase your symptoms.
Heavy drinking of coffee, tea and soft drinks (including de-caffeinated coffee, tea and soft drinks) cause the loss of both water and water-soluble B vitamins from the body.
Heavy smoking or drinking of alcohol, use of antibiotics, as well as stress
(physical and mental) can all burn up B vitamins. And of course, there are many prescription medications that
have neuropathy as a side effect.
If you are taking one or more of the medications with
the possible side effect of neuropathy, it would be a
good idea to talk to your medical doctor and see if he
can prescribe an alternative. You can find this out by
checking the literature that comes with your drug, or
by checking drugs.com
are different methods that you can use to relieve this
You can find out about
Neuropathy and how to address it at Neuropathy
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