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Tuesday, April 05, 2011 rosa pike, Community Member, asks

Q: my husband has problems with his feet burning,tingling ,and electric shocks went to many doctors getting no answers when he gets up in the morning so tender he can not hardly walk on them

we have been to doctors they are not helping they seem to start bothering him as soon as he goes to bed only at night time it start at his toes runs to the bottom of his foot does anyone no what this problem is?
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Finetuned65, Community Member
4/ 7/11 12:36pm

I would suggest seeing a neurologist.  I suffer from peripheral neuropathy (mine is caused by a genetic disorder) and went from doctor to doctor looking for answers until I was sent to a neurologist.  An emg (measures nerve response with electrical impluse) was done to look for nerve damage.  It is also used to located pinched nerves, etc.


Peripheral neuropathy describes damage to the peripheral nervous system, the vast communications network that transmits information from the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system) to every other part of the body. Peripheral nerves also send sensory information back to the brain and spinal cord, such as a message that the feet are cold or a finger is burned. Damage to the peripheral nervous system interferes with these vital connections. Like static on a telephone line, peripheral neuropathy distorts and sometimes interrupts messages between the brain and the rest of the body.

Because every peripheral nerve has a highly specialized function in a specific part of the body, a wide array of symptoms can occur when nerves are damaged. Some people may experience temporary numbness, tingling, and pricking sensations (paresthesia), sensitivity to touch, or muscle weakness. Others may suffer more extreme symptoms, including burning pain (especially at night) and  muscle wasting.


I hope this was of some help to you.  Best of luck

ricki, Community Member
4/ 7/11 1:08pm

I also have periferal Neuropathy and tuned65 wrote a great letter. It sounds like you have starved the nerves in yyour feet of oxegen and caused this. I take pain meds and lyrica and neurontin that I get free from pfizer. They seem to help.For  some reason all the unwanted nerve responses come,being chewed on by wild animals, stepping on a live wire, itching I can't scratch--- never tickles, caresses or shure footedness. I am told that it is for life.Movement helps.

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By rosa pike, Community Member— Last Modified: 04/07/11, First Published: 04/05/11