Peripheral Neuropathy, by medical definition, means the injury or damage to the nerves that lay outside of the central nervous system, ie: nerves in the shoulders, arms, hands, legs and feet.
The most common symptoms or signs of peripheral neuropathy are muscle weakness, muscle spasms and cramping. Damage to the sensory portions of the nerve can produce numbness or tingling, shooting or electric type of pain that occurs in the legs or arms. Patients can also experience a sensation of wearing an invisible “glove” or “sock”, or shock like sensations, burning or extreme sensitivity to touch.
There are many different conditions that can cause for or leg pain, the key aspect of treating neuropathy is in the diagnosing of the injured or compressed nerve, and in finding where the injury is truly coming from. This damage can occur due to a number of different causes, stemming from direct trauma to the extremity, or side-effects of system illness or chemical injury.
The most common type of peripheral neuropathy comes from Diabetic Neuropathy to the feet or hands, due to the toxic effects high blood sugar on peripheral nerves and circulation.
At Complete Healthcare, our team or doctors, use the most cutting edge diagnostic tests to find the true cause of your neuropathic pain and the to fix your symptoms.