Foot Neuropathy

Definition

            Foot Neuropathy is a condition in which the nerves in the peripheral nervous system become damaged; it is also known as Peripheral Neuropathy. The Peripheral Nervous System connects the nerves from the brain and spinal cord or central nervous system to the rest of the body. The condition affects the nerves that provide sensation which causes pain, tingling, and burning symptoms of the affected nerves. Peripheral Neuropathy occurs in feet and hands.

 

Symptoms​​​

  • Tingling and numbness

  • Burning, stabbing or shooting pain

  • Diminished balance

Causes

  • ​​​Chronic diseases such as diabetes, CMT, hypothyroidism, kidney disorder and liver diseases

  • Deficiencies of vitamin B-12 and folate

  • Injuries and infections

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