At Complete Rehab, we specialize in treating neuropathic conditions of all kinds. In our experience, many people don’t know how to recognize the symptoms of neuropathy, which means that they can suffer for years without treatment. In this article, our team will go over the main characteristics of neuropathy, so you can recognize them and seek neuropathy treatment.
First, neuropathy refers to nerve damage, and the specific symptoms you experience will largely depend on what types of nerves have been affected. Your nerves fall into three main categories—your sensory nerves that transmit sensation from the skin, motor nerves that control muscle movements, and autonomic nerves that take care of automatic functions, such as your heartbeat, digestion, and bladder function.
Seek neuropathy treatment for damaged sensory or motor nerves if:
- Your hands or feet start to lose sensation, or you feel prickling or tingling in these areas.
- You feel sharp, throbbing, or burning pain.
- Your skin becomes extremely sensitive to touch.
- You become noticeably less coordinated.
- You experience paralysis.
- You start sweating excessively or stop sweating altogether.
- You experience bladder, bowel, or digestive problems.
- You feel dizzy or lightheaded.
- You become intolerant of heat.
If you experience any of the symptoms described above, we encourage you to talk to your doctor and seek out treatment for neuropathy. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have, and we have the right experience to help you find the relief that you need.