Understanding Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a condition in which the peripheral nerves are damaged, typically leading to symptoms such as tingling, numbness, and weakness in the hands or feet.

Sometimes the cause of neuropathy is an existing health issue. Sometimes there is no known source, meaning that some cases of neuropathic pain are idiopathic (arising spontaneously or from an unknown cause).

Basically, the term neuropathy is used to refer to a wide spectrum of nerves and parts of the body. The symptoms that result will differ based on the nerves involved:

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