Our team at Complete Rehab has extensive experience in treating neuropathy, a condition characterized by nerve damage and a variety of symptoms that that can cause numbness, pain, and even paralysis. In our experience, we have found that many people don’t recognize these symptoms, which causes them to delay seeking help. To help more people find the relief they deserve, we have put together this article to go over the most common neuropathy symptoms—if you are experiencing any of the following, we encourage you to talk to your doctor or give our experts a call today.
- Numbness. One of the most common neuropathy symptoms is numbness or reduced sensitivity to pressure and temperature. Many of our patients have described it as feeling like you’re wearing gloves or socks, even when your skin is bare. This symptom can also manifest as a tingling, pins-and-needles feeling.
- Pain or Sensitivity. On the other hand, another common neuropathy symptom is a sharp, burning pain in the affected area. If you feel intense, stabbing, or throbbing pain out of nowhere, then it’s likely that you have neuropathy of some kind. In addition, you may also feel your skin becoming extremely sensitive to touch, with even the lightest pressure becoming unbearable.
- Muscle Weakness. Neuropathy can also affect the nerves that control your muscle movement, and it can cause your muscles to become weaker over time. If you start to drop things a lot, or have difficulty standing up, or notice any other signs of muscle weakness, you should talk to your doctor about neuropathy treatments.