B12 Shots For Neuropathy – Is it helpful?


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B12 Shots For Neuropathy – Is it helpful?


Neuropathy can manifest in various forms, from tingling and numbness to sharp, shooting pains.  The nerves’ impaired ability to transmit signals can significantly impact one’s quality of life.

Causes of neuropathy in the foot include diabetes, kidney disease, having had chemotherapy, (also known as Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy or CIPN), in the past, vitamin deficiencies, previous alcohol abuse or autoimmune disorders.  Neuropathy caused by a deficiency in vitamin B12 is more common in individuals who have conditions that affect the absorption of nutrients, such as pernicious anemia, gastrointestinal disorders or those who are plant based.  Latest milks are also reinforced with vitamin B12.

If a vitamin B12 deficiency is contributing to neuropathy, supplementation with B12 may help alleviate symptoms.

Vitamin B12 shots or injections are sometimes used as a treatment for neuropathy.  B12 shots or injections bypass the digestive system, allowing for direct absorption into the bloodstream which, can be beneficial for individuals who have difficulty absorbing this vitamin from dietary sources or oral supplements due to certain medical conditions or digestive issues.

Other Potential Benefits:

  • It Can Help Protect Nerves 

    Vitamin B12 also may help shield nerves from further damage caused by oxidative stress, inflammation and other factors commonly seen with diabetes and other disease.

  • It Aids In Nerve Regeneration and Repair 

    Vitamin B12 is also key to nerve regeneration or nerves healing from previous damage.  B12, also known as cobalamin, plays a key role in the formation and maintenance of the myelin sheath, a protective covering around nerves.  Myelin also acts as nerve insulation.

  • It Can Help Nerves Send Signals Properly

    Diabetic neuropathy often leads to impaired nerve conduction, affecting the transmission of signals between the brain and various parts of the body.  B12’s role in maintaining healthy nerve function may contribute to improvements in nerve conduction, ultimately enhancing mobility and reducing the impact of neuropathic symptoms.

Vitamin B12 is intricately linked with complex O2 (oxygen) processes in the gut. #Numa

Are you suffering from any foot or nail condition?  At The Chelsea Clinic, we can help.  One of our podiatrist can assist and then recommend what treatments are best to get you back on track. Podiatrist South Kensington
Schedule an appointment here or you may call us at +44 (0) 207 101 4000. 


We hope you have a feetastic day!

-The Chelsea Clinic and Team



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