Peripheral Neuropathy: Conditions and Medications

September 29, 2014
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PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY is a disease characterized by damaged nerves in the feet.  This causes changes in or loss of sensation, making you more likely to not feel injuries on your feet.  However, neuropathy doesn’t just affect nerves.  As the disease progresses you can see bone/joint damage as well as permanent nerve loss.

There are numerous medical conditions that are associated with PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY including:

  • Diabetes (most common cause of PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Kidney Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Alcoholism
  • Vitamin D3, B6, or B12 Deficiency
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Shingles
  • Sjogrens Syndrome
  • Lupus
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Connective Tissue Disease
  • Amyloidosis
  • Epstein-Barr Virus
  • Charcot Marie Tooth
  • Diptheria
  • Metal or Chemical Exposure
  • Hepatitis C
  • Necrotizing Arthritis
  • Leprosy
  • HIV
  • Nerve Damage (Car Crash)

Medications associated with PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY:

  • Agenerase
  • Amiodarone
  • Calcium
  • Carbimide
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Chloroquine
  • Cimetidine
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Cisplatin
  • Colchicine/Colcrys
  • Dapsone
  • Didanisine
  • Dilantin
  • Disulfiram
  • Eloxatin
  • Ethambutol
  • Ethionamide
  • Gemfibrozil
  • Gold
  • Hydralazine
  • Indapamid
  • Indomethacin
  • Isoniazid
  • Levofloxacin
  • Lovastatin
  • Metformin
  • Methaqualone
  • Metronidazole
  • Moxifloxacin
  • Nitrofurantoin
  • Perhexiline
  • Phenytoin
  • Ritonavir
  • Stavudine
  • Thalidomide
  • Toxal
  • Toxotere
  • Trisenox
  • Velcade
  • Vincristine
  • Zidovudine

If you think you may have PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, it is a good idea to schedule an appointment with our podiatrist, Dr. Gupta, at our East Brainerd Road location in Chattanooga by calling (423)-553-8556 .  There are quick, easy, pain free ways to test for this condition during your office visit.  If you have already been diagnosed with PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, there are several treatments Dr. Gupta can discuss with you that can decrease inflammation and pain.

By: Dr. Rachna Gupta

Advanced Foot Care Centers
7550 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

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