Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy is nerve damage caused due to diabetes and high blood sugar. It leads to loss of sensation, numbness, and pain in hands, legs, and feet. It is one of the most common complications related to diabetes.
High levels of blood sugar not only damage the nerves in the extremities but in other parts of the body such as optic nerve causing vision deficiencies. As a result, the nerves are not able to carry sensory messages to the brain and/or carry messages to limbs causing weakness and mobility issues. The hypersensitivity of the nervous system due to diabetes leads to numbness and pain in the affected areas more commonly in feet and legs. It can lead to life-threatening consequences if not treated at the right time.
The pain symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy are described differently by patients and commonly include:
Pain management is one of the most important aspects of treating DPN by physiotherapists. The physiotherapy treatment for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy also includes exercise and activity modification, massages and stretching to help relieve pain and ease the condition.
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