When an individual is dealing with neuropathy, there are many health issues they may face. One of the most common problems is numbness in different parts of the body, which is both the result of many symptoms combined and can lead to a variety of other problems. Many people may wonder why numbness is associated with neuropathy, and what can be done to alleviate this issue.
Neuropathy is the result of damage to the nerves in the body, whether by injury or other means. Numbness often happens because of this damage to the sensory neurons and is sometimes described as a tingling feeling or sensation. Most often, this numbness will start in the feet or hands and work up to the legs or arms and can become serious if not taken care of in time. Many people do not realize that numbness usually manifests itself when many other symptoms are present, and the brain processes this in a way that causes numbness.
If you have any numbness in a limb, it can be uncomfortable and inconvenient as well as potentially dangerous. A numb foot or leg can make it very difficult to walk properly, and you can run the risk of tripping or otherwise injuring yourself. If you somehow cut your foot or hand but don’t feel it because of the numbness, you could lose enough blood without realizing it and cause serious damage.
Numbness can be a dangerous issue that leads to further health problems, but there are many and even reverse some of its effects. At Complete Rehab, our goal is to help you receive the best possible therapy and care to get you back to doing your everyday activities. Contact us today to learn more!