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Wonderful improvement. . . . . but WHY/

Posted by Carol D. on 11/19/02 at 11:15 (100633)

I have been suffering with a great deal of foot pain for the past 7 months. NCV and EMG tests were negative. Final diagnosis by pod was 'probable lateral plantar nerve entrapment'. I have been on Alleve for 7 months, Neurontin (now reduced to 1500 mg per day) for about 4 months, amitriptylene 30 mgs. for about 1 month. I recently had 2 ART treatments by a chiropractor and have been doing self massage. Also, wearing spenco foot inserts ( my orthotics hurt too much, still). Previously I had lots of stabbing pins and needles in arch, and burning on the ball of foot, and tired and achy feeling with even a little use. In the past week, I have had very little pain of any kind. I have even resumed low impact aerobics. I would like to reduce the neurontin, but hestitate for fear of symptoms returning. But most of all I am mystified by what is helping. Any ideas????

Re: Wonderful improvement. . . . . but WHY/

Dr. Zuckerman on 11/19/02 at 13:06 (100641)

Nerves do heal. Talk to your doctor about reducing the medications.

Re: Wonderful improvement. . . . . but WHY/

Dr. Zuckerman on 11/19/02 at 13:06 (100641)

Nerves do heal. Talk to your doctor about reducing the medications.