There are several types of neuropathy, but the most common is peripheral neuropathy. Also known as distally symmetric peripheral neuropathy, this condition affects the nervous system of the feet and legs first, followed by the hands and arms. Common symptoms can be
– numbness or decreased ability to feel changes in temperature
– tingling or burning sensation
– Sharp pain
-Foot problems such as ulcers, infections, and bone and joint pain
The nerve damage starts in the feet first and then affects other parts of the body. According to the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), there are three stages of neuropathy.