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See your doctor for referrals
1st try a podiatrist,
2nd try a orthopedist,
3rd try a neurologist.

You need to know the source of your stiffness and neuropathy in order to treat it adequately. Get orthopedic inserts in your shoes that any of them recommend.
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Misty1988: Visit your primary care physician and specialist also.
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cover9339 May 25, 2024
Podiatrist is best
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When a started wearing shoes in the house and studio instead of just outside the neuropathy went almost away. Doesn't bother me much now, though I hate wearing shoes in the house.
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MiaMoor May 25, 2024
Would structured slippers help? I wear slippers nearly all the time now.
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My doctor recommended and I take alpha lipoic acid. Does it work? I don’t know it has not hurt. Denial is the best therapy.
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Make sure that you don't have a B12 or folic acid deficiency. I do and if I have forgotten to book my B12 injection, the neuropathy gets worse and my feet and ankles suffer.
I can't absorb B12, but if you don't have that issue, do make sure you eat plenty of foods containing it, or take supplements.

I only found out about the B12 anaemia when it had got dangerously low, affecting my memory and capillaries leaking blood into my ankles. I had no idea the two things were connected, but my GP sent me for tests straight away when I mentioned both problems. I had a course of injections every day for a week (or 2 - can't remember!). Now, I have one every 3 months. I'm late again and my right ankle has a black "bruise" and pain from leaking blood vessels.
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FOTONUT May 26, 2024
Interesting to hear, hubs had a diabetic incident which hospitalized him a few days. Bloodwork showed B1 B12 deficiency n GP prescribed 30 day regimen Rx. He’s also alcoholic n dementia. I sure noticed a difference in his mental n physical capabilities within the short period of his release n now two months later since not taking his B’s. I will bring to his doctors attention next visit!
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Something like Circular (peripheral) neuropathy, that adjective is a wrong word, but that's close see a Doctor. Get a second professional opinion
And first.Lol. Iafidemia.
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lealonnie1 May 26, 2024
Lymphedema has nothing at all to do with neuropathy which is nerve damage. Lymphedema is a condition where the extremities become swollen as a result of damage to the body's lymphatic system, mainly the lymph nodes.
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I have had some relief putting foot and ankle in ice water.
My issue is circulatory.
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JoAnn29 May 25, 2024
My Aunt did this years ago. She said it was like her feet were on fire. She wore open slippers all the time.
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Sounds like I have a milder version.
I have put my feet and ankles in cold water for ten minutes and the elevate for fifteen minutes. I then warm them up with a blanket. Mine is a circulation issue from lose of a toe. Juvenon makes a product that also helps $$, it is a cumulative effect. Good Luck
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AdVinn May 25, 2024
It sounds like You gotta change from your witch. Doctor to a licensed wound Doctor. Lol
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IVIG infusions do help some with neuropathy in my feet.

Penetrex cream on Amazon helped my mother, she'd massage it into her feet and lower legs for relief.

Cymbalta antidepressant was the #1 medication that took my mom's neuropathy from a 10 down to a 2. Speak to your doctor about the pros and cons of this drug.

Good luck to you.
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AdVinn May 25, 2024
Let me get this straight. Those conditions in the legs are caused by depression. Sounds like a stretch how much was the medication?
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My husband has CIDP - Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, an autoimmune disorder that causes his body to attack the myelin sheath around the nerves. It causes numbness in his feet primarily, with some also in his hands and lower legs.

He sees a neurologist and a podiatrist for this condition.

He has had multiple IVIG treatments to stop the progression of the neuropathy, which so far has worked. It hasn't made him any better, but he hasn't gotten worse, either.

He takes Lyrica for the associated pain, which works well for him. His neurologist also has him on a vitamin B complex, to help with the nerve conductivity.

He sees his podiatrist every 6 weeks. Much like diabetic neuropathy, as he has no feeling in his feet, he has to be wary of ulcerations. The CIDP has given him an additional condition called Charcot foot, which is changing the bone structure of his feet, which can lead to bone spurs and ulcerations. When he has an ulceration, he must wear a crow boot for anywhere from 6-8 weeks, depending on the severity of the ulceration.

He wears "rocker bottom" shoes to help with the balance issue. He also has special orthotics for his shoes, which are routinely measured and changed according to his changing foot structure. These also help with balance issues.

Early on, he was told one of the best ways to help keep the condition at bay, to help him keep his balance and be able to continue to walk, was to keep active. Walking really isn't a great option for him anymore, so he swims every day (3000-5000 yards, depending on the day). Core exercises also help with balance and strength. Movement will keep the stiffness at bay; there really isn't much they can do for the neuropathy, unfortunately.

If you don't regularly see a podiatrist, I would recommend that be your first appointment. They are generally the best versed in foot neuropathy, and I'm sure can give you advice relative to your particular case. Our podiatrist is wonderful, and extremely knowledgeable about all the things that can cause foot neuropathy.

Good luck!
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Do some Hot epsom salt baths , soak your feet . See an acupuncturist and swim In the Ocean or Pool . Massage your feet and Legs , drink Lots fo pure water .
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My walking partner, has diabetic neuropathy, he says there isn't much you can do but walk, makes him a little unsteady at times. So I think moving is probably the best thing. They make these little like bike peddling machines on line, they are not very expensive, to get the blood flowing in your legs.

Moms getting it, I think it's from a degenerative spine.

Sorry you are going through this, I've heard it's very painful and feel much for people with it.
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cover9339 May 25, 2024
It can be painful. It's almost like you are wearing cinder blocks sonetimes
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Are you diabetic, or is your neuropathy from something else?

What have you tried so far?

My husband has non-diabetic neuropathy in his fingertips. It's not bad yet, but he's had all kinds of tests and therapies and nothing has really helped. He does take Nervive, which helps a little bit, but it affects his stomach.
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My dad had great results from a foot vibration machine. His was a, I think, Body Rubz brand but, I have seen newer versions recently.

That would be my 1st step, after seeing my chiropractor and massage therapist regularly.
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KNance72 May 21, 2024
Yes I had a terrible case Of Bronchitis That I couldn't shake and I walked into a holistic store and this woman gave me a Foot bath - Ionizer with salts and I spoke with this Man for about 2 Hours and I Looked down and there was all this thick Green sludge and awful Looking stuff that came Out of My Lymph system . I saw her a second time and the water was a light yellow - nothing Came out . I was cured immediately after walking Out of that store. Another woman Elizabeth Mintor a scientist at GW told me she cured her dad of alzherimers with a machine form Hulda Clark got all the heavy Metals out of him . I Got a African leash eating mite and she had them too and they would not treat me , she called me and said " I heard they wouldn't treat you at the clinic - I had them too. takes about 3 years to get rid of them . " We Met she wanted My Car to do research but she had a 6 year Old boy and I said " I can't give you my Car . " I couldn't let the Little boy get these damn parasites . I Know what they are too - spoke with the NIH and Gave Blood samples . Luckily The Doctor at Howard University had seen them several times - a tiny Biting Fly from Africa . Howard university saved My Life. I do think perhaps Mushrooms Maybe able to cure Dementia .
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