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

Peripheral Neuropathy And Leg Pain

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

Peripheral Neuropathy

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 PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
Ask the Experts

Painful feet (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2011)

Hi My name is Patricia from South Africa. I have been HIV posetive for 14 year and i am 30 years old, married with two beautiful HIV neg kids and husband who is also neg. I have started experiencing an unexplainable pain on my feet. If feels like i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Patricia,You may be experiencing peripheral neuropathy (distal painful peripheral neuropathy). It may be exacerbated by certain HIV medicaments. I'll reprint below some information from the archives that I hope will be helpful.Good... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy?

sometime back i started having pain in my legs and feet, starting below my knees. mostly my left side. it is not excruciating, but it keeps me awake at night and is noticeable any time i am still. i also at times experience similar symptoms in my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Typical peripheral neuropathy due to drugs generally involves fairly symmetric tingling/numbness in toes feet at first. Asymmetry extending up to knee is somewhat unusual but possible. There is a low risk (but not zero) from some of the drugs you... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy in pinkie & ring fingers

hi,i have numbness especially at night when i bent my hadn when i am sleeping in y pinke and ring fingers in boths hands (the lest hand is much more severe). could this be peripheral neuropathy? by the way the numbness increased during the last 2...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You don't mention what your HIV status is and which drug you are taking. The symptoms you describe are common in the general population often related to repetitive activities or nerve compression while sleeping. HIV related neuropathies most... Read more »

What is peripheral Neuropathy?

What is peripheral neuropathy? When does it occur as a symptom of HIV/AIDS?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. By definition, Peripheral Neuropathy is "a disorder of the nerves, usually involving the hands, feet, arms, and legs. Symptoms may include numbness, a tingling or burning sensation, sharp pain, weakness, and... Read more »
Connect With Others

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of time... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings! Just thought I would post the following info, it is based strictly on my personal experience and is not a recommendation.

I am a long-term survivor(21 years) and in general good health. Last year I successfully complete a course of Chemo... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of time... Read more »