Peripheral Neuropathy

I have had peripheral neuropathy in both feet for about 6 years. They are only numb from the balls of the feet forward (not numb on top of the toes). When I'm on my feet for a long time the balls hurt. It almost always feels like I'm walking on a marble floor.
I have a size 14 shoe, and for a long time I wore size 12 because that is all you could buy on the shelf. My feet hurt like crazy when I took my shoes off at night. Eventually they went numb. I recently bought a foot messager and I notice that it hurts when the messager hits the area between the third and 4th toe. Is it possible that wearing these too tight shoes cause a neuroma? Do neuromas happen in BOTH feet? My doctor gave me some B vitamins but says there is nothing that can be done. Is the nerve damaged forever? It is very agrivating. Just had a blood sugar, no diabetes. What about cortisone shots? Any advice would be appreciated.

Posted By billadams on January 15, 2005 at 02:19:40:

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