7. I Have Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy…What Does That Mean?

Diabetes is the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy in the US. Research has shown that 50% of diabetics will develop peripheral neuropathy over the course of their disease. Peripheral neuropathy is the most frequent and generally the first complication associated with diabetes. Generally, the symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy are numbness, burning, tingling and/or […]

4. How Common is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a modern-day epidemic.  It is estimated that over 30 million Americans currently suffer from it. Three million new cases of peripheral neuropathy are diagnosed each year.

3. What Problems are Associated with Peripheral Neuropathy?

Most people with peripheral neuropathy complain about the unrelenting sensations of numbness, pain, and burning that they feel.  The intensity of these feelings can vary greatly–from mildly annoying to agonizing and disabling.    Peripheral neuropathy decreases the ability of the feet and legs to be protected from injury.  People with peripheral neuropathy are less able to react […]

1. What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy, or more commonly neuropathy (the terms are generally used interchangeably), is a condition in which the nerves of the body are not functioning properly.  It usually affects the feet and legs. The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy can range from mildly annoying to agonizingly painful.  Symptoms tend to follow the same general pattern: Initially, feelings of […]