As you get older, you will likely start to experience more frequent aches and pains. Some of these pains come from overtaxing your body, and they’ll resolve themselves in time (and with proper care), but other pains are caused by a more serious underlying issue. Our team at Complete Rehab specializes in treating neuropathy, or nerve damage, which can cause symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and pain. In this article, we’ll go over a few ways to tell if the pain you are feeling is neuropathic pain.
- Numbness or Tingling – One way to tell if your pain is neuropathic in nature is to pay attention to other symptoms accompanying it. If you also feel tingling or numbness in the same area, along with the pain or at different times, then it’s likely you have neuropathic pain.
- Extreme Sensitivity – Somewhat counterintuitively, neuropathic pain can also be accompanied by extreme sensitivity to touch. If you suddenly can’t stand to have the fabric of your clothes touching the your skin, then we encourage you to reach out to our specialists, as you are most likely dealing with neuropathy.
- Muscle Weakness – A third indicator that you have neuropathic pain is sudden muscle weakness. If you have been feeling shaky on your feet or have become clumsier lately, finding yourself dropping things, then you may have neuropathy. This set of issues is also often accompanied by balance problems.
If you have noticed any of the symptoms we listed here, we encourage you to give us a call right away to schedule an appointment with a neuropathy specialist.