Peripheral neuropathy is characterized by the damage of the peripheral nerves, which leads to weakness, numbness and pain in the feet and hands. At the same time, the condition is not only restricted to these parts of the body and can occur anywhere else. Traumatic injuries, problems in your metabolic processes, hereditary disorders or infections can bring about this problem. From tingling feelings in your feet and hands, muscle weakness, coordination problems to sensitiveness to touch, the symptoms can be any of these.
HOW IS PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY DIAGNOSED?
The risk factors of the disease can include diabetes mellitus, vitamin deficiencies, alcoholism, disorders of the liver, kidney or thyroid, among others.