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Hi Eric @ericvnelson, I had my right knee replaced in April. I have idiopathic small fiber peripheral neuropathy without the pain, only have the numbness. Currently it is in both legs and a little above the ankles. I take supplements I found through a closed Facebook group. I posted my PN story earlier on Connect here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/anyone-here-dealing-with-peripheral-neuropathy/?pg=42#comment-65985
I too have balance issues and a little trouble walking for very far due to what I think is lower back problems – degenerative disc disease. I am planning to try Myofascial Release Therapy as soon as I can find a therapist close to where I live. It does sound promising for relieving some of the numbness from people who have had the therapy. You might want to look into the discussion here on Connect.
> Groups > Neuropathy > Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) for treating compression and pain
I'm so sorry about your situation! This is the problem with neurological issues so much of the time: there's no real way to know why it started, when it started, what may or may not have caused it….. I wish I had heard of a remedy but I haven't. My neuropathy is progressive and has gone from mild numbness in my one ankle to full-bore pain/numbness 24/7 in both legs from soles of my feet to my hips. Walking is painful but I can still walk, and I am very grateful for that. I hope you find some help and if you do, please post it everywhere!!! Thanks for sharing your story!