... like a hamstring pull. I have neuropathy since 2001. I have experienced the pain in my feet first, then in my fingers and hands but this is something that just started two weeks ago. I am trying to figure out if this new pain is related to my neuropathy or not. It is intense and making it very hard to walk. I am scared of ending up in a wheel chair. This disease is becoming more debilitating with each passing year. Anyone please HELP.
I have had peripheral neuropathy for over ten years and was recently diagnosed as also having Peripheral Vascular Disease. Many symptoms are very similar and neurologists don't seem to think of this. Vascular specialists call a cramping pain in the calf "intermittent claudication," and it is fortunately an early stage symptom of PVD. You might tell your Primary Care physician about this and ask them to refer you for an arterial Ultrasound exam, which is pretty clear cut. Fortunately, the first level of treatment involves mainly behavioral changes (stop smoking, lowfat diet, etc) and Aspirin as a blood-thinning medication. Even the 81 mg tablets can be helpful in early cases. It's strange the way this disease seems to "hide" behind the neuropathy, with many of the same symptoms. Good luck, and I hope this is helpful.
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