Peripheral neuropathy is a result of damage to the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord otherwise known as the peripheral nerves. Symptoms may include weakness, numbness and pain, usually in the hands and feet.
Peripheral neuropathy can result from abnormal peripheral vascular function, traumatic injuries, infections, metabolicproblems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins, among other considerations. One of the most common causes is diabetes.
Symptoms may include pain described as stabbing, burning or tingling. In many cases, symptoms can improve, especially if caused by a treatable condition. Medications may reduce the pain of peripheral neuropathy.
Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy might include:
· Gradual onset of numbness, prickling or tingling in your feet or hands, which can spread upward into your legs and arms
· 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
Peripheral neuropathy can affect one nerve(mononeuropathy), two or more nerves in different areas (multiplemononeuropathy), or many nerves (polyneuropathy).
If you or a loved one are suffering with symptoms of Neuropathy and have a diagnosis of Diabetes, be evaluated by a vascular specialist for diagnosis and possible treatment today and improve the quality of your life.
Diabetics are at risk for foot and toe ulcers and injury as they may not feel an injury such as stepping on sharp objects which may cause a wound that may have a difficult time healing. This places not only the foot at risk but the entire limb. Please don’t wait, get evaluated today.
Schedule your consultation with Pulse Vascular if you have peripheral neuropathy. Pulse Vascular helps patients with peripheral neuropathy in Cape May County, Cumberland County, Atlantic County, Salem County, Gloucester County, Camden County, Burlinton County, Ocean County, Monmouth County and Mercer County. If you are in South Jersey, Central Jersey, Philadelphia or the surrounding areas, we have an office near you.