What is peripheral neuropathy?

Neuropathy is damage to nerves that causes pain, numbness and/or tingling. While technically many conditions are a form of neuropathy, most people tend to think of peripheral neuropathy when using the term neuropathy.

Published in Neuropathy

What is diabetic neuropathy?

Neuropathy is damage to nerves that causes pain, numbness and/or tingling. Patients most often describe the pain as a burning type of pain or as if they are persistently walking on a pebble or other sharp item. The most common cause of peripheral neuropathy in the hands or feet is diabetes. 

Published in Neuropathy
Apr 27, 2012

Neuropathy

What is it?

Neuropathy is a condition of the nerves that causes pain, numbness and/or tingling. While, technically, many conditions are a form of neuropathy, most people tend to think of peripheral neuropathy when using the term neuropathy.

Published in Neuropathy
Apr 27, 2012

Nerve Pain

What is nerve pain?

Nerve pain is a catchall phrase that is used to refer to a loosely associated group of pain disorders. It’s somewhat of a curious use of the phrase because, in a sense, all pain is nerve pain. Pain would not occur without nerves and the nervous system. No matter what the cause of pain, messages related to the cause are nerve impulses that travel along a system of nerves in the body, including the spinal cord and brain. So, again, in a sense, all pain is nerve pain. Nonetheless, the phrase ‘nerve pain’ is used to refer to a group of pain disorders that have some loosely associated features.

Published in Common Conditions

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