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Can Neuropathy be cured?

Neuropathy | Last Active: Aug 3, 2023 | Replies (216)

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No MD has ever said I have neuropathy (peripheral). When I talked to my internist about how going barefoot doesn't feel good, she explained that the fat in your soles leaves and so I don't have "cushions" anymore and that it is not uncommon with older people. That's the extent of dialogue I've had with an MD about my symptoms. If I want to talk more with a doctor about what I have, is there any particular type of MD e.g. neurologist, that would seem appropriate? Perhaps it was at Mayo that I recently read that you can get injections of fat in your feet to feel better there. Know anything about that?

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@barbb - A neurologist is normally the type of doctor to diagnose neuropathy. Have you seen a podiatrist about the symptoms in your feet? I have not heard of fat injections to make the feet feel better but hopefully other members can chime in with their experience.

MFR is Myofascial Release Therapy. There is a discussion on the topic -- Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) for treating compression and pain: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/myofascial-release-therapy-mfr-for-treating-compression-and-pain/

Go to either a podiatrist or a neurologist and ask to be tested for small fiber neuropathy. If you don't ask they will not mention it. It took me 2 years to get diagnosed. Meanwhile symptoms progressed. It starts in the feet.