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What is peripheral neuropathy?

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In brief: In the extremities

The term peripheral neuropathy refers to nerve dysfunction of the extremities.
A common example of a peripheral neuropathy would be a diabetic experiencing numbness in their feet.

In brief: In the extremities

The term peripheral neuropathy refers to nerve dysfunction of the extremities.
A common example of a peripheral neuropathy would be a diabetic experiencing numbness in their feet.
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: A general term for

It can take many forms--painful or a loss of sensation/numbness. The causes are multiple. Diabetes is the most common, but exposure to chemicals, neurological diseases, alcoholism, chemotherapy, are also significant causes.

In brief: A general term for

It can take many forms--painful or a loss of sensation/numbness. The causes are multiple. Diabetes is the most common, but exposure to chemicals, neurological diseases, alcoholism, chemotherapy, are also significant causes.
Dr. Brandon Macy
Dr. Brandon Macy
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many possibilities

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function.
Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated.

In brief: Many possibilities

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function.
Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

The term peripheral neuropathy refers to nerve dysfunction of the extremities.
A common example of a peripheral neuropathy would be a diabetic experiencing numbness in their feet.

In brief: See below

The term peripheral neuropathy refers to nerve dysfunction of the extremities.
A common example of a peripheral neuropathy would be a diabetic experiencing numbness in their feet.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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