How to Deal With Neuropathy?

This video explains some symptoms of a medical condition called neuropathy. Neuropathy is weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in the hands and feet. Neuropathy can be caused by many different factors including diabetes, injuries, infections, or exposure to toxins.

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Neuropathy is very common and can affect people of all ages; however, older people are at increased risk.

Neuropathy is one of the many medical conditions that can damage the peripheral nerves. Peripheral neuropathy is damage to the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. Many people with peripheral neuropathy have feelings of severe tiredness (fatigue) that are not necessarily related to physical problems such as muscle weakness. Some peripheral neuropathies develop slowly – over months to years – while others develop more rapidly and continue to get worse.

If you have neuropathy, the most commonly described feelings are sensations of numbness, tingling (“pins and needles”), and weakness in the area of the body affected. The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy may lessen or go away over time, but in some cases they never go away. Treatments include antidepressants like amitriptyline, pain medications like oxycodone, anti-seizure medications, and pain-relieving creams.