Neuropathy Information Center

Causes and Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy

It started out as simply feeling as if your foot had fallen asleep. But gradually over time, you realize that both your feet are feeling numb, and sometimes even your hands.

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Peripheral Neuropathy and Sleep

You are suddenly awakened in the middle of the night by a sharp, jabbing, throbbing, freezing or burning pain in your feet, lower legs, or hands. It jolts you awake, and keeps you up.

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Helping Aging Parents with Health Issues, Including Peripheral Neuropathy

Many adults find themselves dealing with the health issues of their parents, sometimes nearby but often from several states away. It is a growing issue revolving around quality of care, safety, and quality of life.

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Nutrition and Peripheral Neuropathy

While you may think what you eat has no effect on an issue such as numbness in your feet, the opposite is actually true.

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Peripheral Neuropathy and the Risk of Falls

One of the leading causes of falls in older Americans is peripheral neuropathy. The CDC says the average cost of a fall is $30,000 with Medicare paying out $31 billion a year.

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