If peripheral neuropathy and low vision, should I get pedicure by volunteers?

Podiatrist. Your low vision prevents you from seeing what is happening during self care. The neuropathy means you could cause damage without feeling it. I am not sure what a "volunteer" is but is this an amateur. Your best bet is a podiatrist who can respect the problems of your feet and not cause damage that will come to haunt you later.
Can you do it. Peripheral neuropathy and low vision would be in the category of diagnoses. These don't tell me anything about you. It depends on what your impairment is. If you can do your own pedicure do it. Remember most people who get pedicures from others don't have neuropathy or low vision - it is their choice. This decision is all yours. If someone wants to volunteer to do it you can let them.

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Haven't had any one tell me that I have peripheral neuropathy. I also have bad headaches. Loose vision in 1 eye. Not fully back to norm yet?

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At what common age do most people get peripheral neuropathy?

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None. That's like asking, "At what common age do most people get fat?" "Peripheral neuropathy" covers a lot of territory. It's uncommon in childhood but depending on the cause and type, adults can develop peripheral neuropathy at any age. To reiterate: It depends on the cause and type. There's a lot of information (and misinformation) on the Web about neuropathies. Consult a reputable source. Read more...

What is the common age that people get peripheral neuropathy?

Unable to determine. There are so many different types of neurpathies that no specific age of onset can be determined. Read more...
Later adult. Diabetes is the most common cause (in America), and tends to come on in later adult years. Read more...
It varies. Some people are born with neuropathy. Many people develop it as a consequence of Diabetes as an adult, often over 50 years old. The age of onset really varies with the cause. Not all causes of peripheral neuropathy are the same. Neuropathy is not an illness related to age. Hope that helps! Read more...

My mom gets peripheral neuropathy, so am I likely to get it later?

Depends. Peripheral neuropathy is caused by things like poorly-controlled diabetes and peripheral artery disease. If you have problems like these then you are more likely to have peripheral neuropathy. However, this has nothing to do with you're mom's peripheral neuropathy. The take-home is manage the risk factors and you will reduce your chances of having a problem. Read more...
Depends. Pwripheral neuropathy has many causes including diabetes, chemo therapy, and chemical exposure. The reason for your moms neuropathy will have some tie to your risk. If it is work/toxin exposure and you have same job, then yes. If it is chemotherapy induced and you never got chemo then no. Read more...

Recently diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. Not diabetic no alcohol. What could be the cause? Does it get worse? Does it spread?

See a Specialist. I would recommend seeing physical medicine ; rehabilitation specialist to evaluate if you need to get an EMG study to see what type of neuropathy you have. Read more...
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Causes of PN. Peripheral neuropathy (PN) has many possible causes. Alcohol and diabetes are common. Vitamin B12 deficiency, infection, and hereditary factors are possible, among others. If you are a vegetarian, think about B12. http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-neuropathy-common-causes/ Read more...