Here at Complete Rehab, we specialize in treating neuropathy and managing its symptoms. Although neuropathy affects thousands of people, surprisingly few are familiar with this condition, so we have put together this article to cover the basics.
What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy is a nerve condition characterized by pain, swelling, muscle weakness, or tingling in different parts of the body. It most commonly begins in the hands and feet and is likely to get worse over time without proper intervention and management.
What Causes Neuropathy?
Neuropathy takes several forms, and each form has a different set of causes.
- Mononeuropathy – Mononeuropathy affects a single nerve or nerve group and is caused by physical traumas or injuries. For example, many people experience this type of neuropathy following car accidents or other serious injuries, but many people also develop it as the result of prolonged nerve compression from things like sitting too long or repetitive stress from things like typing at a computer without stretching properly.
- Polyneuropathy – The other main form of neuropathy is polyneuropathy, which affects multiple nerves or nerve groups. This type of neuropathy is most often caused by diabetes, which damages the nerves, but it can also be caused by things like chemotherapy.
How Do You Treat Neuropathy?
Unfortunately, there is currently no known cure for neuropathy, but there are many strategies for managing the symptoms and preventing them from getting worse. Our team of specialists can provide the support and the effective care plan you need to cope with your neuropathy symptoms.