What Is Peripheral Neuropathy
The most common type of neuropathy is peripheral neuropathy. It affects the nerves in the hands, feet, legs, and arms. It generally starts in the feet, and it tends to start in both feet at once.
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- My feet tingle.
- I feel “pins and needles” in my feet.
Pain or increased sensitivity
- I have burning, stabbing, and shooting pains in my feet.
- My feet are very sensitive to touch. For example, it hurts to have the bed covers touch my feet.
- I feel like my feet are puffy like I have socks on when I don't.
- Sometimes, my feet and hands get very cold or very hot.
Numbness or weakness
- My feet are numb. Sometimes, I can't feel my feet when I'm walking.
- The muscles in my feet and legs are weak.
- I'm unsteady when I stand or walk.
- Sometimes I have trouble feeling heat or cold in my feet and hands.
- I have open sores (also called ulcers) on my feet and legs. These sores heal very slowly.
- Often the symptoms, especially those of burning or shooting pain, are worse at night.
Personal & Doctor exams
- You need to check your feet daily before bed for any sores or open wounds. If either of these symptoms appears, let your doctor know first thing in the morning. If no wounds or open sores are spotted, but you have tingling and pain, try rubbing in a topical pain and symptom reliever 20 to 30 minutes before bed to help you get a good night’s sleep.
- Your doctor/nurse should look at your feet at each office visit to check for injuries, sores, blisters or other problems.
- Ask your doctor for a complete foot exam twice a year. If you have symptoms in your hands or knees, ask to have them checked as well.
- If your doctor believes it is necessary, they will probably have you see a Neurologist for further treatment.
While keeping blood glucose levels in goal range can help prevent peripheral/diabetic neuropathy and keep it from getting worse, there aren’t any treatments that can reverse nerve disease once it’s established. Once neuropathy is detected, the focus is on keeping the feet and legs healthy and on managing pain. To treat nerve damage, you will need to keep your blood glucose levels in your target range, manage your pain, and protect your feet.
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