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A sensation of wearing an invisible 'glove' or 'sock', a burning sensation,
freezing pain. Sharp jabbing
electric-like pain. Extreme sensitivity to touch. Difficulty sleeping because of feet and leg pain. Loss of balance and coordination. Muscle weakness.
Difficulty walking or moving the arms.
Unusual sweating. Abnormalities in blood pressure or pulse.
Other common names:
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
- Sciatica - Herniated Disc
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Leg Cramps
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Fallen Arches
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What's Peripheral Neuropathy Pain
- Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) Occurs when nerves are damaged or
destroyed and can’t send messages to the muscles, skin and other parts.
Peripheral nerves go from the brain and spinal cord to the arms, hands, legs, and feet. When damage occurs, numbness and pain in these areas may occur. It can affect multiple nerves (polyneuropathy) or only one nerve or nerve group (mononeuropathy) due to trauma, injury, local compression, prolonged pressure, or inflammation.
It starts with numbness, prickling or tingling in the toes or fingers.
It may spread up the feet or hands and cause burning, freezing, throbbing and/or shooting pains. It is often worse at night. Sometimes it is constant or periodic and usually the pain is felt equally in both hands or in both feet. It can develop suddenly, while others progress more slowly over many years.
Peripheral neuropathy can affect multiple nerves (polyneuropathy) or only one nerve or nerve group (mononeuropathy) at a time.
Mononeuropathy is usually the result of damage to a single nerve or nerve group by trauma, injury, local compression, prolonged pressure or inflammation. Examples include: Carpal tunnel syndrome (a painful wrist and hand disorder often associated with repetitive tasks on a computer keyboard)
Bell's palsy (a facial nerve disorder). The majority of people, however, suffer from polyneuropathy, an umbrella term for damage involving many nerves at the same time. The body’s nervous system is made up of two parts. The central nervous system (CNS) includes the brain and the spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system (PNS) connects the nerves running from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body - the arms and hands, legs and feet, internal organs, joints and the mouth, eyes, ears, nose, and skin.