Peripheral neuropathy is generally a result of nerve damage that causes numbness in the extremities (hands and feet). While one of the most common causes for nerve damage like this is diabetes, the condition can also be a result of:
Possible Symptoms of Nerve Damage
Peripheral neuropathy can occur in sensory nerves, motor nerves, or autonomic nerves, and most often starts in the nerves that reach to the toes. Symptoms depend on the affected nerves, but look out for the following:
The condition can affect one, two, or even several nerves. Early diagnosis is key, so as soon as you experience symptoms, seek professional help from a neurologist.
Our number one goal here at the Neurology Center is to manage the condition causing the neuropathy. Often, once this underlying condition is properly addressed, peripheral neuropathy goes away on its own. We may also help relieve your pain with medications or simple lifestyle changes.
To learn more, contact our Neurology Center at 817-336-3968 .