Relief from neuropathic pain with phenytoin cream according to new study

Phenytoin provided temporary relief from neuropathic pain reports a recent study in the Journal of Pain Research. The doctors, Jan M. Keppel Hesselink and David Kopsky, from the Institute for Neuropathic Pain in Amsterdam, summarized their findings on the benefits of a 10% topical cream with phenytoin as the active ingredient as follows. “We, therefore, developed a […]

Thoughts on problems children with neuropathy face in school and everyday life.

Although neuropathy, or nerve damage, is often associated with diabetes, it can strike a person at any age. Farah Musallam wrote an article, 9 Things Parents of Kids With Neuromuscular Diseases Wish Teachers Understood, about how best to cope when kids have neurological issues as they enter or return to school. She writes, “As we start […]

Exercise for neuropathy sufferers can help deal with pain

Exercise can help manage the pain associated with diabetic neuropathy. While the uncomfort won’t go away, staying active as much as possible serves to keep the body and mind sharp. Fitness Expert, Jennifer Bayliss in Everydayhealth.com, answers the question, “I have diabetes-related neuropathy and I’m a little afraid to exercise because of it. Can you give […]