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What can I do to help with the pain of neuropathy in my feet?

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  • ADarshan Shah, MD, Neurology, answered on behalf of NorthShore University HealthSystem
    First and foremost it is important to determine the cause of your neuropathy as treatment of the underlying cause often reduces the pain associated with it.  If the cause of your neuropathy is unknown (despite having undergone a work up by a neurologist) or the pain persists despite treating the underlying cause, there are several options.  Certain vitamins such as alpha-lipoic acid and acetyl-carnitine and medications such as gabapentin, pregabalin, amitriptyline, and duloxetine can help reduce the pain of neuropathy.  It is also important to wear comfortable shoes which support your feet and posture.  
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