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
Cubital tunnel syndrome
Ulnar nerve compression in Guyon’s canal
Radial nerve compression
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.