The term Polyneuritis is used for defining a condition where the peripheral nerves of the body are undergoing gradual damage. In such cases, one would observe numbness in the muscles followed with burning pain, fatigue and weakness and gradual spread to different parts of the body. Particularly, Polyneuritis effects the hammer toes and causes pain there.
HOW IS POLYNEURITIS DIAGNOSED?
The General Physician will go by the symptoms visible through a physical examination and through questioning the patient on the actual condition and its history. The weakness in the limbs and loss of reflexes will give a clear indication of the condition to the doctor. In odd cases, lumbar puncture and a nerve conductions study could also be ordered.
HOW IS POLYNEURITIS TREATED?
The initial treatment of Polyneuritis involves a neurological evaluation to determine the nerves involved in the onset of the disorder. Anti-seizure drugs and pain relievers are prescribed to treat Polyneuritis.
DID YOU KNOW?
Polyneuritis has no single cause and its etiology is rather difficult to determine.