Peripheral Neuropathies

In the event that nerves are damaged, body functions start to shut down thereby leading to peripheral neuropathies. In case of peripheral neuropathies pain develops particularly in feet and hands.

Thoracic outlet syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Anterior interosseous nerve syndrome

Suprascapular neuropathy

Cubital tunnel syndrome

Ulnar nerve compression in Guyon’s canal

Radial nerve compression

Meralgia paresthetica

Saphenous nervous compression

Anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome

Superficial peroneal nerve compression

Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathies

  • Burning, stabbing and sharp pains in nerves,
  • Excessive skin sensitivity to touch,
  • Numbness in feet and hands,
  • Weakness in muscles. In some rare cases, stroke may occur due to the muscle loss.
  • Deterioration in body composition and associated hand tremors as well as increased problem of falling objects due to hand tremors, and
  • Other symptoms include burning sensation in chest, hip and facial region.

Diagnosis of Peripheral Neuropathies

The diagnosis is easily established following the history taking and physical examination of the patient. Electrophysiological tests also support diagnosis.

Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathies

Treatment options include administration of medications, therapies delivered with assisting devices as well as surgical intervention.

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