The most common symptoms reported by patients affect the hands and/or the feet and include:
The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy vary greatly from patient to patient and depend on the progression of the condition. Early treatment is key.
In some cases, doctors are unable to identify the cause of a patient’s peripheral neuropathy. In most cases, 1 or more of the following factors play a role:
Some forms of neuropathy can be inherited, such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
Any patient who suspects they may have peripheral neuropathy or who is experiencing signs and symptoms of the condition should seek evaluation as soon as possible. Early intervention and treatment are critical to slow the progression and manage the symptoms of this debilitating condition.
Because neuropathy is complex, patients should select a provider experienced in the treatment of this condition. Furthermore, choosing a provider who specializes in drug-free, non-surgical treatment and management can provide maximum comfort, safety, and convenience for the patient.
Your Austin Primary Care Physicians have experience treating neuropathy and also emphasize prevention and overall wellness. They will treat your physical problems without losing focus that you are a complex and multifaceted human being.
Conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome and Bell’s palsy affect nerves in the same way as peripheral neuropathy but they only impact a single nerve or nerve group as a time. On the contrary, the vast majority of patients with peripheral neuropathy suffer from polyneuropathy, which affects multiple nerves or nerve groups.