Peripheral Neuropathy

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

A disorder in which the neural system that links the nerves from your brain and spinal cord, or central nervous system, to the rest of your body is injured or damaged is known as peripheral neuropathy.

These nerves’ primary function is to provide messages regarding bodily feelings to your brain. The injury interferes with the regular functioning of the nerves. If you suffer from Peripheral Neuropathy and need immediate treatment Call our expert Dr. Amit Shah on 9819561456.

Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms

The following are the most prevalent symptoms of peripheral neuropathy:

  • Tingling in the hands or feet
  • Sharp/stabbing aches and pains
  • Sense of tingling in the hands or feet
  • Heavy feeling in the arms and legs
  • Buzzing sensation
  • Skin thinning
  • A decrease in blood pressure
  • Digestive problems
  • Constipation
  • Sweating excessively

Peripheral Neuropathy Causes

People with a family history of peripheral neuropathy are more prone to acquire the condition. Diabetics are at a higher risk of developing neuropathy. However, since there are several additional causes that might induce peripheral neuropathies, determining the cause is often challenging.

  • Generalized diseases-Being overweight, having high blood pressure, being old (typically over 40), having diabetes.
  • Chronic illnesses-Kidney problems, hypothyroidism, vitamin deficiencies (E, B1, B6, B12), and chronic inflammation  on the connective tissues and surrounding nerves
  • Injury-Physical trauma (accidents, falls, or fractures), inactivity, increased strain on the median nerve, and other factors may all contribute to this condition.
  • Environmental considerations
  • Severe alcoholism, malnutrition, toxins, and diseases
  • Autoimmune conditions-Conditions in which nerves are mistakenly targeted by the body’s immune system or are injured as a result of an overly aggressive reaction to injury.

Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy

The underlying condition is treated first in the therapy of peripheral neuropathy. For example, if diabetes is the root cause, the therapy will try to keep it under control. And, if vitamin insufficiency is the determining reason, then the therapy is to rectify the deficit.

  • Medications: Medications may alleviate pain while also reducing burning, numbness, and tingling.
  • Physiotherapy: It combines targeted exercise, massage, and other therapies to help you improve your strength, balance, and range of motion.
  • Taking Care of Neuropathy: Ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) may help manage pain. These are accessible without a prescription.
  • Medical equipment: Casts and splints, as well as braces and specially tailored shoes, may help relieve the discomfort by giving support or maintaining the damaged nerves in appropriate alignment.
  • Self-care: Acupuncture, massage, meditation, yoga, chiropractic treatment, and other complementary therapies.

For more information & consultation on Peripheral Neuropathy treatment, Call our expert Dr. Amit Shah – Consultant Neurologist in Mumbai on 9819561456 or Book an Appointment