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Coping with Chronic Pain

Coping with Chronic Pain

My name is Brooke Gottesman. As a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) working in mental health since 2004, I am currently in part-time private practice in NY with a specialization in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). My practice focuses on patients managing chronic pain. Writing this article is an opportunity to share my story of chronic …

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Donor Advised Funds: A Great Way to Give

The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN) is a 100% donor supported 501(c)3 charitable organization. Through research funding, awareness, and patient education, our work advances our mission to improve the lives of patients living with peripheral neuropathy and accelerates the development of treatments, and one day, cures. A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) We view our supporters …

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Jeffrey’s Story: Life Is Good

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.” —Helen Keller   The Diagnosis I was diagnosed with idiopathic peripheral neuropathy in August 2021. Two years prior to a diagnosis, I kept feeling that my socks were bunching up in my feet. I started buying new sneakers and socks. But …

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Healthy Eating for PN: Tempeh and Meat Alternatives

Chef Bill Nolan shares some ideas on how to cook with meat alternatives and plant-based proteins. Wondering about Meat Alternatives? By now we’ve probably all been exposed to alternatives to meat, if not in our own kitchens, then through the extensive marketing that is done by companies selling these new products. We can all benefit …

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Healthy Eating for PN with Chef Bill Nolan

Healthy Eating for the Holidays Is it December already? What an extraordinary year we’ve had. I don’t know about you, but with the holidays upon us, it seems to me like people are really making an effort to enjoy the season. We’ve all needed something to look forward to, something to concentrate on besides the …

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Promoting Safety and Solutions

Peripheral Neuropathy and the Impact on Safety Peripheral Neuropathy can impact safety for patients due to the symptoms it causes. Sarah Boyd, PT, DPT and Sarah Dahlhauser, OTR/L, OTD share with the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy tips and suggestions for improving safety and comfort of patients with peripheral neuropathy. Why Peripheral Neuropathy can Impact Safety …

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Staying Active with Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy and Exercise Peripheral nerves are responsible for sending motor signals from our brain and spine to the muscles, as well as, sending sensory signals back to the brain and spine for interpretation. When these nerves become damaged, a person can develop weakness, numbness, and pain in a process called ‘peripheral neuropathy’1. Peripheral neuropathy …

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Healthy Eating for Peripheral Neuropathy: Make Your Own Granola

Chef Bill Nolan shares a recipe for healthy and hearty granola. Whenever possible I try to make my own versions of what you might normally buy at the store. Truth be told, if there were more hours in the day, I’d make a lot of these types of items. When we make our own, we …

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Jonathan’s Story: A World to Explore

Jonathan Herskovitz inspired us with his outlook on life- and his recent trip to Italy and Switzerland with his wife, his amazing attitude, and his electric scooter in tow. The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy spoke with Jonathan to get his view on how to keep active and positive, no matter what life throws you- and …

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