A common cause of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes, but it can also result from injuries, infections, and exposure to toxins.

Symptoms include pain, a pins-and-needles sensation, numbness, and weakness.

Treatments include antidepressants like amitriptyline, pain medications like oxycodone, anti-seizure medications, and pain-relieving creams. It's also important to treat the underlying condition.

Weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in the hands and feet.

  • peripheral neuritis

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

Very common

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Cases per year

More than 3 million US cases per year

Treatment can help, but this condition can't be cured

Requires a medical diagnosis

Lab tests or imaging often required

Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

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