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Burning Sensation in my legs.
Nov 6, 2000

My grandpa has neuropathy. He has recently been complaining of a burning sensation in his legs. He wanted to know if there is anything he could do to stop the pain. Right now he puts ice water on his legs but this is only a short term solution.

Response from Dr. Boyle

There are a number of causes of and treatments for neuropathy...he should discuss these with his doctor. He should be evaluated to make sure that he does not have a treatable medical condition causing his neuropathy (e.g., vascular disease, diabetes, medications and many others) Potential treatments include NSAIDs (e.g. ibuprofen), Tri-cyclics (e.g., elavil), anti-convulsants (e.g., neurontin, lamictal). There is something more effective than ice water and he should see his doctor. BB

Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.



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