Peripheral neuropathy is damage to the peripheral nervous system, causing numbness, shooting pain, muscle weakness or loss of co-ordination. It is most commonly caused by diabetes, although can occur for a variety of other reasons.
What does this involve?
There are a variety of medications that can treat peripheral neuropathy, yet the most important task in treatment is identifying the underlying cause. This can then be aggressively treated, while the symptoms are managed through a combination of physiotherapy and osteopathy. Due to the complex nature of peripheral neuropathies it may take some time to find a programme of medication and therapy that effectively manages your symptoms.