See below. There are over 200 causes of neuropathy and they can look different. The most common forms cause decreased sensation which in turn can cause problems with walking and balance. Some cause a pain syndrome in the legs characterized as burning or shooting pain. Others cause weakness only and some have weakness and numbness and pain. Most common causes in usa are diabetes and too much alcohol.
Signs. Neuralgia is pain is the distribution of a nerve. Neuropathy is objective evidence of nerve dysfunction. For example, numbness or weakness atteibuted to a nerve. One can have a neuralgia without objective evidence of nerve dysfunction. One can have neuropathy without pain.