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Shockwave or Softwave Therapy for Neuropathy Pain?

Neuropathy | Last Active: May 4 5:51pm | Replies (17)

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Hello @queenofjacks, Welcome to Connect. You will notice we changed the title of your discussion to better describe what it is about and hopefully bring in any members with experience. I only have numbness and tingling with my neuropathy and have not tried it. While we wait for members with experience to join the discussion here are a couple of references you might find helpful.

--- The evolving use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy in managing musculoskeletal and neurological diagnoses: https://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/physical-medicine-rehabilitation/news/the-evolving-use-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-in-managing-musculoskeletal-and-neurological-diagnoses/mac-20527246

--- The use of shock waves in peripheral nerve regeneration: new perspectives?: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24093607/.

Do you mind sharing what type of neuropathy and symptoms you have?

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I have numbness, prickling or a tingling in both feet which spreads upward into my legs & then jumpy legs at night. Sometimes just a burning pain or an electrical shock out of the blue in a toe. I’ve tried Gabapentin but it left me feeling drugged all the time. I did physical therapy 3 times a week for 5 months & it helped a bit while I was doing it, especially the day of. I take 600mg of ibuprofen in the morning & 600mg more in the afternoon & it keeps me going. As anyone that has any kind of pain knows, we are always looking for relief & hopefully not in a pill or surgical form. Shock wave therapy sounds great & would love to hear if anyone has tried it and their outcome. Thx in advance

Shock waves, (Ultrasound) are widely used for the treatment of epicondylitis and plantar fasciitis and to foster bone and wound healing. But it hasn't worked for me and my neuropathy in my feet. So far, I have done 4 treatments at $350 a treatment. Do the math. If I got the slightest optimistic sign I would continue. This machine, I was told, was invented by the Israeli military. The treatment is ultrasound and a second part that supposed to correct the body from rejecting the initial treatment phase after it ends. This is the best way I could explain it. Good luck whatever you try. Wishing you a pain free life.