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10 hours ago · Does anyone find that a brand of shoes helps your foot neuropathy? in Neuropathy

I was referred to a shoe store that catered to diabetics. They had many brands of shoes but what was the clincher for me were the inserts that they had. Many different brands and degrees of firmness. So I found some shoes I liked …put in the inserts I felt were most comfortable and found some new comfort. Then I also bought inserts for some other shoes I had, so now my footwear is better for my problem. Still some pain but a great improvement. I am not a diabetic and they told me many of their customers are non diabetics who just have foot pain..

Fri, Jan 24 2:08pm · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

I am one of the many on this site with idiopathic peripheral neuropathy which is progressing very slowly. My story is not positive as I have tried many approaches and have found no real help.However, I do believe you must try most of the approaches because one may help you as it has someone else on this site. I tried nine different medicines, acupuncture, a cannabis regimine, various types of therapy, spinal stimulator, and various types of physical therapy. Some of the meds were helping slightly but the side effects were not tolerable to me. I am living with my condition….living with what I call the "new normal".

Dec 16, 2019 · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

Believe me the two sensations can co-exist. My neurologist explained it to me but I didn't understand even then.

Feb 12, 2019 · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

Wonderful set of questions to ask. I am also MOST interested in this approach…a new one to me. I have tried everything else.

Dec 8, 2018 · Sacroiliac joint pain and my introduction in Bones, Joints & Muscles

If you are a senior on Medicare there are funds available every year to pay for physical therapy appointments. A physical therapist can check for you as to the amount and help you manage those available funds to the fullest. A PT can show you exercises you can do on your own and also ones he/she can assist you doing. i am 90 years old and would be stiff as a board and confined to a nursing home if it weren't for the PT's in my life.

Nov 9, 2018 · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

There was no help with pain while using the cannabis nor afterwards. The pharmacist had other regimens I could have tried….various combinations of the key cannabis parts—-and also forms of it to use—-but I opted out at that point. She was most helpful with suggesting new medicines for treating the nausea and constipation also. However at that point after nine meds and acupuncture I was ready to stop and live with my pain. I now have a power chair and am able to be around more in my senior housing complex. i am ninety years old and doctors felt that could have had affect on side problems.

Nov 9, 2018 · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

i think that medical cannabis is worth a try. I tried it because I had read Of success for some. I was on it for three months and gastric side effects kicked in before any pain relief. In the state where I live you must be certified by a physician and then you are under the supervision of an experienced pharmacist. I was using three forms of the cannabis , starting with very low doses and gradually increasing. The program here requires close monitoring and i received that.

Oct 21, 2018 · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

Yes, I had 14 sessions of acupuncture with a Chinese family practice physician with a background of acupuncture skills. I received no relief. I have found no relief from idiopathic PN……..having tried 8 or 9 meds and cannabis. Side effects always occurred before any pain relief. I have now quit searching,have purchased a power chair and am living with my PN. I am 90 years old and am in otherwise good health.