Neuropathy – what Is It?

Neuropathy is the disease of the nervous system. Neuropathy is a disturbance in the function of a nerve or particular group of nerves. The three major forms of nerve damage are: peripheral neuropathymononeuropathy, and autonomic neuropathy. The most common form is peripheral neuropathy, which mainly affects the feet and legs. Any one of these may cause Neuropathic Pain.

Neuropathy can lead to disability, amputation, decreased ambulation as well as foot and leg ulceration because of loss or damage to nerves which feel sensation in the lower limbs. Another reason for the disability is due to the changes that can occur in the biomechanics of feet and legs, leading to an increased risk of ulcers.

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