Peripheral neuropathy is a chronic disease that is fairly common and is a result of nerve damage outside the brain and spinal cord. This nerve damage often causes weakness, numbness, and pain to occur most often in the hands and feet. Your doctors at Elite Physical Medicine in Batesville and Lawrenceburg, IN, Mason, OH, and Hebron, KY, can explain the common causes of peripheral neuropathy and how it can be dealt with.
Neuropathy has many different causes. It could be a symptom of another condition you’re dealing with or a result of a traumatic injury or infection. Peripheral neuropathy is often described as a stabbing, burning, or tingling pain and it’s important that you see your doctor as soon as possible to determine the cause of your neuropathy.
Neuropathy is nerve damage that can be caused by a plethora of conditions and issues. Some common causes of peripheral neuropathy include:
Neuropathy can also be caused by issues with alcoholism, exposure to certain toxins, certain medications, or traumatic injuries to the peripheral nerves. Diabetes is a common cause of peripheral neuropathy and it’s important that you’re working with your doctor to make sure your blood sugar levels are being properly controlled so that you can avoid dealing with neuropathy. Neuropathy can be managed with medications and lifestyle changes.
Tingling in your hands and feet shouldn’t be a regular occurrence. Contact your doctors at Elite Physical Medicine in Batesville and Lawrenceburg, IN, Mason, OH, and Hebron, KY, to learn more about what could be causing your neuropathy. Call for more information at (812) 445-5172 for the office in Lawrenceburg, IN, (513) 987-9546 for the office in Mason, OH, (859) 374-7671 for the office in Hebron, KY, and (812) 934-6282 for the office in Batesville, IN.