Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy is pain or numbness in the hands and feet. It is caused by nerve damage after traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, exposure to toxins, and diabetes especially. This disease will affect the sensory, motor and autonomic nerves (which control the body’s automatic functions).


  • Trauma on the nerve like a motor vehicle accident or sports injury
  • Diabetes
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Alcoholism
  • Vitamin deficiency (especially with Vitamins E, B, and niacin)
  • Tumors on the actual nerves
  • Exposure to toxins like heavy metals
  • Other infections can cause peripheral neuropathy like Shingles, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and Lyme Disease


  • Numbness and tingling in the hands and/or feet, perhaps spreading into the arms and legs
  • Burning extremity pain
  • Sharp or jabbing pain
  • Extreme sensitivity to light touch
  • Lack of coordination
  • Muscle weakness and fatigue