Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Foot Neuropathy Treatment Methods

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...acid , found in evening primrose oil, has reversed nerve damage in some diabetics. Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at www.neuropathy.org and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With...
Ask the Experts

Neuropathy in feet and general fatigue

I have been on Viracept and Combivir for over two years quite successfully. However I still experience neuropathy and general fatigue. Anything I can do about these problems? Bob D
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Some have had success with acupuncture. These symptoms can be very pesky, stay with the therapies and try different adjunctive methods. Good luck- BY Read more »

Initiating Treatment because of devloping neuropathy in feet

Dear Doctors. Thank you for the great work you all do on this site and giving the many of us in countries without ready access to expert opinions a forum to raise our questions. I seroconverted in December 2006 (best estimate). My current first...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.If the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy ("distal symmetric sensory neuropathy") is confirmed and there is no other compelling reason (like diabetes or syphilis) for Read more »

Neuropathy in feet, reversable ? relief ?

I have peripheral neuropathy in my toes and on the soles of both feet, advised by this forum that it is the stavudine in my meds. Currently I am on GPO VIR , single tablet so cannot just drop stavudine. I have improved over last 9 months, and this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Neuropathy in the feet/toes in the setting of stavudine treatment is usually reversible if the stavudine is stopped before it gets too severe (there Read more »

Painful Fat Loss in Feet

Thanks for all the useful information on this site! I am a licensed massage therapist and I work on my feet. Recently, lipoatrophy in my legs has included loss of much of the fat pad under my heels. Standing barefoot in the shower is now painful and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...count, time with HIV) it is hard to predict what would happen. I have also seen nothing specifically related to fat in the foot region. Usually pain like you describe is more linked to neuropathy than fat loss. Neuropathy may improve off... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...testing frequently used in DSPN research, but less frequently in clinical care, is quantitative sensory testing, a non-invasive method used to assess the ability of nerves to respond to vibration and temperature. This test provides useful... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...combinationof both may cause the damage to the peripheral nerves. PN happens when the communication between the nerves in the feet and/orhands to the brain and spinal cord become damaged. Like frayed wires that canspark or misfire, PN becomes a... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...many people relapse soon after treatment. Plasmapheresis and IVIG are not useful for DSP. Numerous other nonpharmacological methods sometimes are used to relieve neuropathic pain. Among those discussed by John A. Senneff in his recent book Numb... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...trouble standing or walking. Some people refer to the pain as "frostbite", "pins and needles sticking in", "a lit match held to my foot" or "walking on broken glass". This could be so severe that wearing clothes or sleeping under blankets is... Read more »
Connect With Others

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
...is, Has anyone had symptoms of neuropahty, then have tested negative and suddenly all symptoms are gone? I've been told that Neuropathy is something usually found in the latter part of HIV or AIDS. Usually cause by certain mediactions. My other... Read more »