Peripheral neuropathy refers to nerve damage that can cause chronic pain in suffers. Since any type of nerve can be damaged, this painful condition can occur anywhere in your body. Known causes of this condition include diabetes, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases (Lyme disease, herpes and HIV), genetics, nutritional deficiencies (B12 and B6) and compression trauma. Apart from pain, other symptoms can include muscle weakness, twitching and wasting, as well as numbness and tingling, burning or stabbing pains, and even dizziness and fainting.
BeFit Training Physios help to relieve your peripheral neuropathy
Your physiotherapist will perform a thorough assessment of your symptoms and may refer you to another health professional for further investigation. Once a diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy is confirmed, your physio will design a customised plan to help reduce your pain and improve your mobility and balance.
Our aim is to maximise your potential and whilst your treatment plan will depend on your symptoms, it may include the following: muscle strengthening exercises, balance training, mirror imaging to stimulate nerve pathways, education and advice on walking aids. You may also be given exercises to perform at home, as this will maximise your results and help you to reach your goals faster.