There is a burning pain that shoots through your feet. Or maybe sometimes it feels more like a tingle. Sometimes you might not feel anything at all.
When you experience disconcerting symptoms such as those above, especially in your feet, the cause may stem from peripheral neuropathy. If that is the case, treatment and management should begin as soon as possible.
What Causes Peripheral Neuropathy?
Nerve damage can come from many different causes. Among the most common is the effects of diabetes.
More than half of people who live with diabetes will develop peripheral neuropathy at some point. This is largely due to the condition’s effect on circulation, reducing the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the feet. The feet already have a difficult enough time getting proper circulation naturally, and the nerves there tend to be the first to suffer as circulation is reduced.
Other potential causes of neuropathy include trauma to the nerves, vitamin deficiencies, alcoholism, certain infections, certain inherited disorders, and exposure to toxins.