What is Foot Neuropathy?
Foot neuropathy is caused by damaged, diseased or inflamed peripheral nerves of the foot. General signs and symptoms include numbness, pain, burning, stocking-glove sensory loss, muscle weakness, and slowed reflexes in the foot.
Although Diabetic Neuropathy is the most common cause of foot neuropathy, other diseases such as HIV, Lyme disease, Leprosy and alcoholism may also cause foot neuropathy. Different treatments are available, depending on the cause. In many cases, if the disease is detected early enough, that is before nerve cells have been destroyed, full recovery from foot neuropathy is possible.