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Mon, Aug 12 1:23pm · Knee replacement with neuropathy in legs in Neuropathy

I had both knees replaced 10 years ago. Best thing I ever did at the time. I was very active and my knees wore out with skiing, biking and running. The surgery got me back to everything except running. I am now 69 years old. I had a little numbness in both my feet prior to the surgery and it got a little worse every year after. A year ago both feet dropped and I am 80 % numb below my knees in both legs. I have little balance and need braces and a cain to walk. Falling is a problem. The good news is I have no pain. Is my condition due to the surgery 10 years ago? I think the knee replacements had some effect on my condition but the doctors aren't 100% sure. I have tried a number of remedies to try to get feeling back with no success. Anyone out there have any ideas?

Mon, Feb 25 11:07pm · Stem Cell Therapy for Neuropathy in Neuropathy

I tried hyperbaric oxygen therapy for 40 days with no positive results. I have peripheral neuropathy that is very aggressive. Muscle loss, no balance, dropped feet.

Tue, Feb 19 11:13am · Just diagnosed....continue testing for causes in Neuropathy

Hi @robge Well welcome to the site. My story pretty much mirrors yours. I am 69 years old. I was diagnosed with neuropothy 10 years go. I had some numbness in my feet. I have never had pain. The numbness was equal in both feet. The neuropothy progressed slowly over the years and moved slowly up my lower legs to my knees. Up until 10 months ago I was very active. I live in a ski town where I skied, biked & hiked almost every day when possible. In the last 10 months the numbness has progresses 100 %, both my feet have dropped, my balance is awful, The neuropothy has progressed into my hands, I have lost muscle strength in my legs and teh left side of my back, I need a cain to walk. It has been a difficult 10 months. I have tried acupuncture, pilates, yoga, Physical therapy, egoscue. These all help my mental health but nothing seems to help the numbness or my dropped feet. I have cut way down on sugar and gluten in diet. Again, not much help. I had a decompression procedure (laminectomy). Did not help. My doctors tell me there is nothing that will help my condition including diet. This is all very discouraging but I try to be positive. Its all you can do. If anyone has suggestions I am all ears.
Thats my story.

Sat, Feb 9 2:26pm · Affects on smell? in Neuropathy

Interesting! What is the company name in San Diego. Love to see what they are doing.

Mon, Feb 4 3:02pm · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

Well I have had neuropothy for 20 years. Started with a little numbness in my feet. It has progressed over the years where the numbness has traveled up my leg. In the past 8 months my neuropothy has gone balistic where the numbness has progressed, my balance is horrible and I have lost muscle. Eight months ago I was skiing and biking and very active. Not now. I have little pain. I have seen 3 neurologists. None are hopeful. I just had a laminectomy decompression surgery 10 days ago. Have not noticed any improvement. Any suggestions? I'm devestated.