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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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Suggest treatment for nerve pain in foot and toe

all of a sudden, nerve pain was in my top part of my foot and into the big toe...stabbing pain...horrible then would change to severe numbness or sometimes a burning pain. I had no injury to bring it on. Do you think this will be temporary? I m not daibetic, but pre diabetic. Dr. put me on Gabapentin, but I would rather get to the source of the nerve pain...not live on meds...thank you.
Wed, 23 Dec 2015
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I would suggest x ray lumbar spine and complete neurological exam.pregabalin,gabapentin and duloxetine are all helpful in neuropathic pain but they take time to act.i would also suggest some vitamen and mineral suppliments.
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