Neuropathy symptoms are highly variable and can vary greatly depending on the person. While this may be true, there are some common neuropathy symptoms that those with this condition often experience, including (but definitely not limited to):
- The loss of feeling, numbness, tingling, burning or areas of pain that usually begin in the feet and then move through the center of the body as time passes
- The inability to determine the position of joints
- Sensitivity to touch
- Balance issues
- Difficulty sleeping or resting
- Dizziness or fainting
- Heat or cold intolerance
- Hypoglycemia unawareness
Diagnosing neuropathy and its cause involves a thorough physical examination and review of your medical history by Brett or one of his skilled therapists. Your doctor may also perform a complete neurological examination to test your reflexes and the function of your motor and sensory nerves.
No blood tests exist specifically for determining if neuropathy is a problem, but when neuropathy symptoms are present, blood tests may be performed to check for certain conditions, diseases and blood deficiencies, like vitamin B12 and vitamin D. For example, vitamin deficiencies and diabetes can lead to nerve damage, which can result in neuropathy symptoms starting to present.
If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms of neuropathy and have concerns about maintaining your quality of life, we want you to come and see us at Complete Rehab. As neuropathy specialists, we are committed to providing patient-focused care and individualized solutions to help with your specific neuropathy symptoms.