What is Neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy happens when the nerves that are located outside of the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves) are damaged. This condition often causes weakness, numbness, and pain, usually in the hands and feet. Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes, and even exposure to toxins. However, one of the most common causes of neuropathy is diabetes.
Symptoms of Neuropathy:
- Gradual onset of numbness, prickling, or tingling in your feet or hands.
- Sharp, jabbing, throbbing, or burning pain.
- Extreme sensitivity to touch.
- Pain during activities that shouldn't cause pain, such as pain in your feet when putting weight on them or when they're under a blanket.
- Lack of coordination and falling.
- Muscle weakness.
- Feeling as if you're wearing gloves or socks when you're not.
- Inability to move if motor nerves are affected.
Make sure you seek medical care right away if you notice unusual tingling, weakness, or pain in your hands or feet. Early diagnosis and treatment give you the best chance for controlling your symptoms and preventing further damage to your peripheral nerves.
Call our office today if you suspect you may have neuropathy and or are having any pain, discomfort, tingling or anything out of the ordinary.
Our number is (248)348-5300.