What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
The nervous system can be broken down into two separate systems: the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord while the peripheral nervous system includes all the other nerves like those in your hands or feet. When those nerves are damaged, it can result in pains and symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy.
Pains or symptoms of peripheral neuropathy can include:
• Tingling or burning sensations
• weakness that causes you to have trouble doing daily activities like walking
• going down the stairs or brushing your teeth
• muscle cramps
• shooting pains
If you experience any of the symptoms above or have questions about peripheral neuropathy, please consult a healthcare professional.