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i have been diagnosed with mild nerve damage to the feet, i

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i have been diagnosed with mild nerve damage to the feet, i do not have nerve pain only numbness of the feet and lower leg, are there any treatments for this condition. the only medication i am taking at the moment is 10mg of felodopine for hypertension.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
Yes
What is the nerve damage from?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

i was not told how the nerve damage could have occured, my own thoughts would be from playing cricket and banging my feet and toes during bowling.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
OK
More effective medications would include
lyrica [a first choice]
gabapentin [a first choice


I also suggest an EMG/nerve conduction study if this has not been done, as it can clarify the diagnosis.
some neuropathy is treatable, if diagnosed correct.


A neurologist could help you in person.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

i did have a nerve conduction study done at lancaster hospital,

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
OK
So I would suggest the above medications do your doctor.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

what does the medication you have pescribed do.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
It specifically relieves nerve pain, not just pain, and you have nerve pain.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

sorry to be a bit slow on this but i thought pain was pain in like toothache or headache

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
No that is not correct.

The medications I mentioned are tailored in their action to nerve pain.



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