Peripheral neuropathy is a painful disorder. It is a nerve condition that can result in pain, loss of sensation, and potentially an inability to control muscles. This nerve condition is defined as damage to or disease affecting nerves which may impair sensation, movement, and gland or organ function. The type of dysfunction depends on the type of nerves affected.
Neuropathy may present in the arms, hands, legs and feet, but most often presents first in the feet. There are several diseases that cause neuropathy, such as: alcoholism, nutritional deficiencies, trauma, AIDS, other infections and diseases. Rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes are the most common causes.
Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are:
- Loss of sensation in arms and legs
- Burning sensation
- Sense of ants walking on arms and legs
If you suffering from nerve pain or have any other foot concerns make an appointment today to see one of the doctors at Progressive Foot Care.