Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects a person’s peripheral nerves. The peripheral nerves are nerves that control your sensation of touch, perception of temperature, pain, vibration sense and strength. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy may be a decrease feeling in the fingers and toes, which can cause issues with dexterity, balance, and mobility. There are many potential causes of peripheral neuropathy such as a family history, diabetes, exposure to toxic substances, vitamin deficiencies, alcoholism, infection or inflammatory disease.
Peripheral neuropathy is diagnosed by neurological evaluation and review of medical history and symptoms and EMG/NCV testing.
Center for Peripheral Neuropathy
University of Chicago
5841 South Maryland Ave, MC 2030 Chicago, IL 60637
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