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Have peripheral neuropathy in leg. Feeling weakness and numbness. Safe to inject marcaine?

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Dr. Ram Choudhary

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Posted on Tue, 29 Jan 2013 in Brain and Spine
Question: Is Marcain injections o.k in the feet for Peripheral Neuropathy I am a 81year old male
with both legs & feet I'm having weakness & muness in both
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 31 minutes later
Thanks for writing to us.
No, the inj. Marcain is Bupivacaine and it is an anesthetic drug and is not a treatment for PN. If you are having excruciating pain then you can try tablet Carbamazepine or Pregabalin along with tramadol for the pain.
Take these drugs after consulting a local physician.
The anesthetics used for this purpose may further cause loss of sensation and you may develop skin ulcers which are a challenge to heal in Peripheral Neuropathy cases.
I hope the advice would be informative and useful for you.
Take Care!

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