Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy?
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Thanks for the info, I will ask my chiropractic about it. I also have a dropping foot due to chronic sciatica. I don't elect surgery as an option. I know it will not be completely healed. My L4 has slipped under L5, 2 herniated disc's, stenosis and bursitis in hip. This pain has been so intense I wanted to die. Peace to you
Welcome @roslyn, I try to strengthen the muscles in my legs by different exercises along with riding my recumbant cross-trainer for 30 to 45 minutes 4 or 5 days a week. I think it helps me maintain some of my leg strength. Here are a couple of different articles that may be helpful:
— How to Restore Strength to a Nerve Damaged Leg: https://www.livestrong.com/article/520445-how-to-restore-strength-to-a-nerve-damaged-leg/
— Exercise + Physical Therapy For Neuropathy: https://www.foundationforpn.org/living-well/lifestyle/exercise-and-physical-therapy/
Have you tried doing different exercises to build your leg strength?
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Thanks. I am doing the
exercises my pt gave me.
What Dansko shoe do you wear, the clog?
My shoe is the Paisley Milled Nubuck. It is just plain navy blue without any Paisley. Unlike the clog my shoe sole bends with my foot. The whole foot is securly placed in the shoe with shoestrings. Hope this is helpful. Kathy
Got a brown's gas machine coming for my sfn. Got the aquacure unit from eagle-research.com Use code cowan for 20 percent off. Go to YouTube and punch in browns gas for health. Let you all know how it works. It was 2k after discount. It's suppose to help with healing nerves and pain and healing the body as a whole.
Hi @rabbit10 and welcome to Connect! I want to connect you with @martid, and @grandma41 who have both recently written about peripheral neuropathy. They both had different causes of their diagnosis and can discuss their experiences with you.
How long have you been dealing with peripheral neuropathy?
4 months, after COVID. I am healthy otherwise, exercise and good diet. No Diabetes.
The muscles in my legs are weak
Any suggestions? I did acupuncture. Not helping.
Rent out a stationary bike
I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy in both feet and lower legs before we discovered my diabetes, which caused the neuropathy.
Welcome @ralphysmom, It sounds like you are doing well after a round with COVID. Do you mind sharing how you found Connect, what you were searching for?
Hi Barry, It's good to see you back and still riding the exercise bike. Do you still use the 3 wheeler outside for exercise?
Hi @1straokiegrl, Welcome to Connect. Neuropathy, sadly, is one of the results of diabetes. There is another older discussion you might find helpful — Diabetic Neuropathy progressing?: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/diabetic-neuropathy-progressing/
How are you doing with your diabetes?
I have been dealing with painful peripheral neuropathy for about 10 to 12
years. My main pain is in the bottoms of my feet but the neuropathy has
worked up to my knees. You talk about a frustrating experience. I
have tried every prescription, compounds, Anodyne therapy, Acupuncture and
Spinal Cord Stimulator. I am on a new and improved Spinal Cord Stimulator
now. I was told when all else fails the last thing they can do is a Pain
Pump. Well I have had that for about 2 years and get a steady dose of
Hydromorphone, Fentanyl and Bupivicaine every day, all day long. I can
also take up to 4 Hydrocodone a day and I also take Lyrica. I have had
Bilateral Endovenous Laser Ablation in both legs and Tarsal Tunnel surgery
on both ankles.
My average pain level is 5 to 6 every day. Now my only hope is that one
of the programs of the new Spinal Cord Stimulator will help. I am
seriously considering going to Mayo Clinic. Would be an expensive trip
What is the new spinal cord stimulator?
I have a dropping foot too, following successful spinal surgery (can’t have everything😊). My PT at Penn State Rehab Hospital recommended this and I have found it works great in “popping up” the front of my foot so I don’t trip when walking. Take a look: Amazon- Core Products FootFlexor AFO Foot Drop Brace. It’s pricey, but it really works for me. Keep up those exercises too. I used to call my PN leg my “polio leg” because it was like a stick (I think I’m showing my age here, but there are folks on here who remember those days). With ongoing exercise, doing my home PT program, it’s definitely “fleshed out” and stronger. Good luck to us all!
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