Peripheral neuropathyCauses

Diabetes is the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy in the UK.

overview

Peripheral neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can cause pain, numbness or weakness.

symptoms

Common symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in your hands, arms or feet.

causes

The most common cause of peripheral neuropathy in the UK is nerve damage from diabetes. It can also be caused by things like an injury or infection.

treatments_overview

Treatment for peripheral neuropathy depends on what's causing it. Nerve pain is usually treated with strong prescription painkillers.

Page last reviewed: 24/04/2019
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