How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Ravoof Your Own Question

Dr. Ravoof
Dr. Ravoof, Doctor
Category: Neuropathy
Satisfied Customers: 2445
Experience:  Experienced Physician in the field of Medicine and Surgery.
17799485
Type Your Neuropathy Question Here...
Dr. Ravoof is online now

I have extreme neurapthic/nerve pain in both me feet and

Customer Question

Hi. I have extreme neurapthic/nerve pain in both me feet and have been long standing for three years. I am on gabapentin, long release morphine and dulexotine for the pain. I have a referral to see a neurologist. What are my treatment options for the pain. Iam suffering from depression and have fleeting suidicial tjoughts when the pain is at its worse, and is impacting all parts of my life, sleep, function, mood, social life and sexual life due to medication. What are my treatment options? Surgery as a treatment. Thanks. Adam
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neuropathy
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 1 year ago.
Hello Adam,
I'm Shantal and I'm a moderator for this topic.
I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.
I was checking to see if you had already found your answer or if you still need assistance from one of the Professionals.
Please let me know if you wish to continue waiting or if you would like for us to close your question?
Thank you,
Shantal
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 1 year ago.
Dear customer, Thanks for contacting Justanswer. What medications have you tried till date? Which were beneficial? Which investigations were done?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Dear Dr Ravoof,

To date I have tried Amitrpitylline, Nortritrityline, tramadol, codeine. No real relief obtained.

I have suspected small fibre neurapathy and awaiting an emg test and results of blood tests. Depending on the outcome I may be having steriod injection for the nerves.

Also i could have problems with my muscles/tissues in me feet and experience extremebpain when walking.

Adam

Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 1 year ago.

Dear customer,

 

Thanks for your question.

 

A detailed history with neurological examination along with the results of investigations such as imaging studies and electrodiagnostic studies will help your doctor to find out the cause for your symptoms. The treatment of the cause is the best treatment and this may be surgical treatment.

 

You have tried many medications which are used for symptomatic relief. Other medications which your doctor may try are carbamazepine, phenytoin, or venlafaxine. These may be beneficial. Sometimes to treat the cause your doctor may also use steroids. Surgery is done to relieve the pressure on nerves.

 

Take care.

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
< Previous | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Family Physician

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrK99/newpic2.64x64.jpg Dr. K.'s Avatar

    Dr. K.

    Board Certified MD

    Satisfied Customers:

    274
    Board certified with experience in primary care.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/JACUSTOMERjtu60wne/2011-2-14_183449_passportphoto2.64x64.jpg docwithheart's Avatar

    docwithheart

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    0
    Board certified pediatrician, with special experience in general pediatrics, hospital pediatrics, and pediatric cardiology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/drappapo/2013-8-16_22576_drdavid.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    224
    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    12635
    20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
 
 
 

Related Neuropathy Questions