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What Is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Posted by MAPS Education Team on Nov 13, 2014

Peripheral neuropathy is a result of damage to the nerves which often results in numbness, weakness and pain in the hands and feet. Peripheral neuropathy can result from infection, traumatic injury, exposure to toxins, and metabolic problems; the most common cause is diabetes.  It is possible for symptoms to improve with time, especially if the underlying condition has been successfully treated.

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Topics: Chronic Pain, Peripheral Neuropathy