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Discussion: Neuropathy

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Aug. 19, 2019
dantheman
23 posts
Neuropathy
Doesn't anyone play with neuropathy and if so how does it effect you?
Aug. 19, 2019
Omar Khayyam
1336 posts
dantheman, two of our league players play with neuropathy and another has his toes amputated (which produces similar symptoms). They all play surprisingly well. One of the neuropathy players even plays on a very competitive tournament team. Most other players don't know their limitations. The only thing we notice is the occasional surprise fall when they get overbalanced, either running or fielding. One guy plays shortstop at times; another plays left field often; the third plays where needed.
Aug. 19, 2019
mailman29
1 posts
I was diagnosed 2012 with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) at age 49 I was out of work as a letter carrier 14 months due to my immune system attacking my nerves couldn't play for a couple years but thanks to plasma exchange ,rebuilding muscle I lost and a lot of physical therapy I can play at a decent level .My main issue is numbness in my hands and feet usually made worse by stress lack of sleep etc. I've tried cryotherapy for inflammation ,yoga for balance and strength issues recommend both for my neuropathy. Good luck to you
Aug. 20, 2019
dantheman
23 posts
Thank you for your replys, I hope to be out there soon
Aug. 20, 2019
Webbie25
Men's 65
2273 posts
Wow, just saw this. I have had neuropathy for over 10 years now. My father was in a wheelchair at 69, and I am close to that. The numbness is ever present in my feet, and is getting a bit worse, but I believe the bicycling and softball has kept it somewhat at bay. Stress is a factor for sure. I tried Gabapentin, but the medicine made me feel weird and I stopped it. Letting nature take its course. We can't win this one, but maybe we can take it into extra innings.
Aug. 21, 2019
Reggie4's
18 posts
The neuropathy in my foot feels like I have a balled up sock in my shoe, but that's about it....the meralgia paraesthetica that keeps my left quad area burning and tingling constantly is more serious...injections haven't helped so I guess its something I'll learn to live with...except for the pain it doesn't affect my game.
Aug. 21, 2019
DCPete
380 posts
Not a doctor (just a patient) but numbness in the feet is a very common symptom of Type 2 diabetes or Pre-diabetes.
You should get your A1C level checked via routine blood test asap; diabetes can often be controlled via Diet (monitoring carb and sugar intake) and regular exercise.
Aug. 22, 2019
HJ
Men's 70
481 posts
Agree with all DCPete said. Want to add that if go on strict KETO diet with intermittent fasting can actually cure (no meds required and A1c below Type 2 threshold. Also helps, but can't cure, Type 1 which is thus far incurable but controllable.
Aug. 23, 2019
Webbie25
Men's 65
2273 posts
DCPete-that is an excellent post. I do get checked-no sign of diabetes, but I understand a high percentage of Neuropathy patients have it.
Aug. 27, 2019
Eurskine
Men's 50
151 posts
Interesting Post.... I am a victim of Type 2....numbness in the feet..poor blood circulation in the Both legs etc... They did an ultra sound on me a couple of weeks ago.. and a day in September i will have a laser surgery (outpatient) operation on my legs,should take about an hour. The surgery will help the flow of Blood -thru the veins back up the legs. The arteries take it down, the veins bring it up. They also detected small blood clots in the legs that was part of the problem,not life-threatening, but was there.The numbness and lack of consistent blood flow along with the now nerve damage is the problem. Wearing compression stockings will help A-LOT !! Diet --Exercise--and weight loss is a must. Dealing with it,is another bag of worms.
I am one of the Vietnam area Soldiers... they sprayed the Deadly Herbicides call AGENT ORANGE back then...and now i have a list of presumptive Diseases that i have to look forward to. All comments are on target. Being active will keep you alive..good diet...stay away from the bad stuff..and if you need to Lose the pounds, DO IT !! Gabapentin, just puts you to drowsy street so you don't think about it...after a while your body becomes immune to it.
Good Feedback from Everyone......Stay Healthy !!!!


Eurskine
Aug. 28, 2019
dantheman
23 posts
I do have have diabetes so that where the neuropathy cames from but I haven't played for about 4 yrs and I didn't have then, I do take gabapentin with no side effects but I don't think its helping much, I will let my doctor know at my next visit
Aug. 28, 2019
breeze53
Men's 65
51 posts
Dantheman, having diabetes myself, I take 900mg a day of gabapentin. It seems to help. I lace my cleats very loosely. The more I play the better the feet feel. My hands tingle, but does not seem to hinder my play much. I'm sure diabetes affects everyone differently. Good luck.
Aug. 29, 2019
MtnHigh
14 posts
2-3 years back, I had radiation to my neck and a nerve(s) were impacted to the point I had severe pain in right shoulder/right arm. This consequently stopped my tournament play. Over time the pain subsided but I still get numbing in right arm/shoulder. Dr. recommended Gabapentin for the pain and I still take two a day. Playing well again but long ball is no longer there for me. No ill effects from the prescription.
Aug. 29, 2019
MtnHigh
14 posts
Webbie25, I started taking a natural ingredient for my affliction and it seems to be helping me. If you want to know more which it could be helpful to you and others in this topic, call me 970-729-3145.
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