Diabetic neuropathy is a family of nerve disorders caused by poorly controlled blood sugar levels for extended periods of time. Up to sixty per cent of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are affected by neuropathy or nerve damage. The likelihood of nerve damage occurring increases with the length of time you have diabetes.
Although itching and blistery feet may be a sign of Athlete's foot, those who have constant numbness or tingling in their feet may be suffering from a condition known as peripheral neuropathy. This is the general term given to disorders that affect the body's peripheral nerves and can be treated by Nerve Renew Review.
The peripheral nervous system is comprised of nerves that spread from the spinal cord to various parts of the body. This nervous system is responsible for motor and sensory nerves; the nerves that help us move and feel. When a peripheral nerve is damaged, the affected area (particularly the lower extremities) may become increasingly numb or hyper sensitive (sensory nerve) and/or weak or paralyzed (motor nerves). Either one or both sets of nerves can be affected.
Peripheral neuropathy that affects the feet is most common in people with diabetes, and in those who inherit the condition from their parent - hereditary neuropathy. However, foot neuropathy isn't limited to these groups. It can occur in anyone.
Mononeuropathy is one of the patterns of peripheral neuropathy. It affects a single nerve, i.e. only an isolated nerve is damaged. Mononeuropathy can have numerous causes and varied symptoms depending on which nerve is involved. Generally the symptoms depend on the nerve involved and the treatment depends on the underlying cause of the nerve damage.