Peripheral Neuropathy


Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder that occurs when nerves that carry messages to & from the brain & spinal cord from & to the rest of the body are damaged or destroyed.

This can be due to:

  • an injury
  • systemic illness
  • an infection
  • an inherited disorder

Your peripheral nervous system sends information from your brain and spinal cord, or central nervous system, to the rest of your body which includes your arms, hands, feet, legs, internal organs, mouth & face. The peripheral nerves also send sensory information to the central nervous system.


The three types of peripheral nerves are:

  • Sensory nerves- receive sensation from the skin
  • Motor nerves- connect to your muscles
  • Autonomic nerves- connects to your internal organs

Peripheral neuropathy can affect one nerve group or all three.

Signs and symptoms might include:

  • Bowel, bladder or digestive problems
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch
  • Excessive sweating or not being able to sweat
  • Numbness, or tingling in your feet or hands, that can spread upward into your legs and arms
  • Paralysis if motor nerves are affected
  • Sharp, stabbing pain
  • Feeling like wearing tight gloves or socks when you’re not
  • Lack of coordination & then falling
  • Heat intolerance
  • Muscle weakness
  • Drop in blood pressure


Health conditions that can cause peripheral neuropathy include:

  • Diabetes
  • Tumors
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Infections
  • Bone marrow disorders
  • Inherited disorders
  • Other diseases

Other causes of neuropathies include:

  • Exposure to poisons
  • Alcoholism
  • Medications
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Trauma or pressure on the nerve

Physical therapy at SOS PYSIO Rehab

 If you have muscle weakness, physical therapy at SOS PHYSIO Rehab can help improve your movements. You may also need hand or foot braces, a cane, a walker, or a wheelchair.

There are many physical therapy treatments such as Manual therapy & Active Release Techniques (ART) are found to be very effective in treating this type of disorder.
For more information- Contact your local SOS PHYSIO clinic.

Tags- Physical therapy for Peripheral Neuropathy Physical therapy clinic Aventura, Physical therapy clinic Sunny Isles, Physical therapy clinic HallandalePhysical therapy clinic HollywoodPhysical therapy clinic MiamiMedicare physical therapy Hallandale,  Best physical therapy clinic Aventura

Comments are closed.