Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves), often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet. It can also affect other areas of your body.

Your peripheral nervous system sends information from your brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) to the rest of your body. The peripheral nerves also send sensory information to the central nervous system.

Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes.

People with peripheral neuropathy generally describe the pain as stabbing, burning or tingling. In many cases, symptoms improve, especially if caused by a treatable condition. Medications can reduce the pain of peripheral neuropathy.

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When to see a Physical Therapist?

Seek medical care right away if you notice unusual tingling, weakness or pain in your hands or feet. Early diagnosis and treatment offer the best chance for controlling your symptoms and preventing further damage to your peripheral nerves.

Causes of Neuropathies

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Infections
  • Inherited disorders
  • Tumours
  • Bone marrow disorders
  • Alcoholism
  • Exposure to poisons
  • Medications
  • Trauma or pressure on the nerve
  • Vitamin deficiencies

Some of the conditions we have helped with

  • Weakness
  • Misalignment
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Disability impairments

If you are experiencing physical discomfort or pain and not sure where to go... well, we come to you.

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