From: Elliot Udell, DPM
Kudos to Dr. Kass for mentioning the relationship between peripheral neuropathy symptoms and vitamin D deficiencies. In our practice, we have worked up a number of patients with severe peripheral neuropathy and found incidental findings of vitamin D deficiencies. In all cases, what motivated the ordering of the test was the finding of osteopenea in the met heads. When the patients were placed on vitamin D supplements (either over-the-counter or prescription grade), they had very rapid resolution of their neuropathic symptoms.
Elliot Udell, DPM, Hicksville, NY