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Stents in heart. Why do feet pain? What is safe to relieve pain?

my dad had stents put in his heart 2 years ago.and ever since he has very bad pain in his feet .he gets up in the night rubbin his legs the pain is that sore.his feet are swollen and he has not beaing himself since he got the stents in his heart he is on lots of medication but noying seems to take the pain there anything he can do at home to releave the pain.
Asked On : Tue, 26 Jun 2012
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Your father is suffering from peripheral neuropathy.
Most important and common reasons of peripheral neuropathy are
Diabetic neuropathy
Alcoholic neuropathy
Neuropathy due to lack of VIT B12 .
If your father is not diabetic and doesn't take alcohol then give him a course of injectable VIT B12 for 3 weeks and see the response.
If no relief,consult your doctor for the required investigation of cause.
Answered: Sun, 19 Aug 2012
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