Re: how exactly does start of neuropathy feel (hands and feet)?
If you have pn, it would probable get worse. I've had it in my feet for many, many
years and now my drugs take care of the pain. Exercise, especially weight bearing
exercise (treadmill, etc.) where there is some "banging" of your lower extremities
is the best method to head off future pain and to prevent pins and needles, etc.
I saw my doctor a week ago, and she fully expected me to say I didn't feel the pain
when she stuck me with a needle on the ball of my feet. Both to her, and my, surprise
I felt it. ...25 years ago I had very little sensation there. Now, after very intense
exercise (two hours of running every day...one hour in am and the other in the
evening, on a tread mill but in earlier years, trail running, I have my feet and my legs
back. Not to scare you, but pn sometimes progresses to "lightening strikes"
whereby one gets unbearable strikes of pain, for me..every 20 or so seconds for
days on end. You don't want to get to that stage. Do what you can do?
join a gym, the YMCA. The result could not only lessee or eliminate pn pain
but might make you overall healthier. If you can't afford to join a
club and it is too cold outside to run or walk, check out you local civic
center which is where I started to walk or, the mall. The Woondog
Last edited by woondog; 11-09-2007 at 08:56 AM.