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What are treatments for diabetic neuropathy?

By July 24, 2017 - 4:58am
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My husband has sharp, burning and stabbing pains in his feet. He takes Lyrica and naproxen but it doesn't help a lot. Is there anything else he can do? Thank you

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Hello Keebler53,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to us.

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur if you have diabetes. High blood sugar can injure nerve fibers throughout the body, but diabetic neuropathy most often damages nerves in the legs and feet.

Always check with your physician first. But, there are also a number of alternative therapies, such as capsaicin cream (made from chili peppers), physical therapy or acupuncture, that may help with pain relief. Doctors frequently use them in conjunction with medications, but some may be effective on their own.


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