If the underlying cause of your neuropathy (such as diseases like diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, or exposure to toxins or alcoholism) is addressed with treatment or avoidance, the nerves can sometimes heal again. It will take some time, but you should not give up hope. Your body may also adapt to the damaged nerves, feeling less pain if your brain learns to ignore faulty signals. You may relearn how to use hands or feet that feel numb, too.
Healing is not guaranteed, however, so many times the nerve damage can only be managed to give you the best quality of life possible. There are many medications available to treat neuropathy pain. They include pain relievers, anti-seizure drugs, and anti-depressants. Depending on the underlying condition, medications like prednisone, cyclosporine, and others may halt damage by keeping your auto-immune disease in check as well.
At Rocky Mountain Foot and Ankle Center we will do all we can to make your feet and legs as comfortable as possible, and hope that eliminating the causes for the disease will reverse damage to nerves. Call us in Wheat Ridge or Golden, CO, by dialing (303) 423-2520 for more information or help.