If the cause of the peripheral neuropathy is determined, the objective is to treat the cause. Other treatment options include lessening the symptoms:
- Pain relievers
- Anti-seizure medications
- Immunosuppressive medications
- Lidocaine patch
Lifestyle changes can also help with peripheral neuropathy. Some examples include: exercise, no smoking, healthy diet, no alcohol, and not crossing knees or leaning on elbows for a long period, as it may cause nerve damage. If diabetes is the cause, suggestions include monitoring sugar/glucose levels, massaging hands and feet and taking care of your feet.