15 May Top 10 Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms 2023
Peripheral neuropathy is a medical condition that occurs when there is damage or dysfunction of the peripheral nerves that are responsible for transmitting signals between the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. It can affect a wide range of nerves, including sensory, motor, and autonomic nerves, leading to various symptoms. In this article, we will discuss the top 10 peripheral neuropathy symptoms
1. Numbness and Tingling
Numbness and tingling are the most common symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. It usually occurs in the hands and feet, but it can also affect other areas of the body. This sensation is often described as feeling like “pins and needles” or a “buzzing” sensation.
Peripheral neuropathy can cause a wide range of pain types, such as burning, shooting, stabbing, or electric shocks. It can be localized or spread throughout the affected area. The pain can be constant or intermittent and may worsen at night.
3. Muscle Weakness
Peripheral neuropathy can cause muscle weakness, especially in the feet and hands. This weakness can make it difficult to perform simple tasks, such as holding a cup or opening a jar.
4. Difficulty Walking
Due to muscle weakness, peripheral neuropathy can cause difficulty walking. People with peripheral neuropathy may experience balance problems, unsteadiness, or a feeling of “walking on a sponge.”
5. Sensitivity to Touch
Some people with peripheral neuropathy may develop hypersensitivity to touch. Even a light touch can cause pain or discomfort, making it difficult to wear shoes, socks, or even clothing.
6. Lack of Coordination
Peripheral neuropathy can cause a lack of coordination, making it difficult to perform fine motor tasks. This symptom is often accompanied by balance problems, making it difficult to maintain stability while standing or walking.
7. Autonomic Dysfunction
Peripheral neuropathy can affect the autonomic nerves, which control the body’s automatic functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, and digestion. Symptoms of autonomic dysfunction can include constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and fainting.
8. Changes in Skin Temperature
Peripheral neuropathy can cause changes in skin temperature, making the affected area feel unusually cold or hot to the touch.
9. Vision Changes
In rare cases, peripheral neuropathy can cause vision changes such as double vision, difficulty focusing, or blurred vision.
10. Sexual Dysfunction
Peripheral neuropathy can cause sexual dysfunction, such as erectile dysfunction in men and difficulty achieving orgasm in women.
If you have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy or have neuropathy symptoms such as pain, burning, numbness in your arms, hands, legs or feet. Please contact us at (305) 275-7475 to schedule and discuss your questions with our new patient specialist or message us your number/email and our team member will reach out to you for scheduling.
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Dr. Rodolfo Alfonso, D.C.
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Miami, FL 33143