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The big pain of small-fiber neuropathy
- By Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
The condition often begins with mild discomfort, but the pain can become debilitating. Here’s what you can do about it.
Ever get a sudden tingling or numb feeling in your feet or hands? You often can make it go away with a few good shakes, but if the problem keeps recurring, followed by painful or burning sensations, you may have something called small-fiber neuropathy.
"While not life-threatening, small-fiber neuropathy should always be checked out, as it could be a symptom of something more serious," says Dr. Khosro Farhad, a neuropathy expert at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
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