Neuropathy is damage or dysfunction of one or more nerves that usually results in tingling, numbness, muscle weakness, throbbing, burning, and lightening-like pain in the affected areas. Neuropathies usually start in your feet and hands, but other parts may be affected as well. Neuropathy can be caused by diabetes, trauma, autoimmune disorders and infections, medications, alcoholism, vascular disorders, and other unknown problems.
Neuropathy can be treated by medicines, physical therapy, occupational therapy, surgery, proper nutrition, and by adopting healthy living habits. You can reduce your risk of neuropathy by treating existing medical issues, managing your diabetes, taking care of your feet, decluttering your floors, quit smoking, and by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
If you have any symptoms of neuropathy, it is important to reach out to your doctor as soon as possible. Treatments can be discussed at your visit to the clinic.