When your peripheral nervous system isn’t communicating well with your brain, it can cause all sorts of problems. You might receive signals of pain when there is nothing causing the pain. Or you may not perceive the pain even when you have actually injured yourself. That’s the life disrupting effect that peripheral neuropathy can have on the millions of people who deal with it everyday.
What would you do if you learned you had a disease that would keep you from doing the things you loved most? No more shopping, golfing, swimming, hiking or playing with your kids or grandkids. What if you physically couldn’t take the stairs anymore or had trouble walking across the parking lot to your car? What would happen if you had to miss work or quit your job because your pain was so intense?
It has been estimated that over 20 million people in the United States experience some form of peripheral neuropathy (PN). This is a condition that develops as a result of damage to the peripheral nervous system, which greatly reduces the relaying of messages to and from the brain to other parts of the body. Those who have peripheral neuropathy report having burning, tingling and numbing sensations in their hands and feet.
Knee pain and knee injuries continue to hold their ground at the top of the list when it comes to reasons why people visit the doctor for muscle or bone pain. It is one of the most heavily used joints in our body, sustaining considerable pressure everyday. Athletes are especially prone to knee injuries with reports showing that nearly half of all participants in athletics throughout the country experience knee pain or injury each year.
One of the integral parts of our OsteoArthritis knee injections, along with the 8-week rehabilitation program, you will undergo 5 knee injections that will help lubricate the knee, and in conjunction with the rehabilitation, will allow your knee to regain its ability to be weight-bearing.
Most of us have experienced some type of numbness or tingling sensation on our skin at some point in our lives. They are both common sensations – for example, when you sleep wrong on your arm and it “falls asleep,” causing the feeling of pins and needles pricking at the skin. In most cases, numbness and tingling sensations are not serious or life threatening.
Of all causes of peripheral neuropathy, perhaps the most unfortunate is chemotherapy. While researchers and doctors continue to explore the best possible treatments for cancer, some of the most effective treatments available today often come with harsh side effects. Such is the case with chemotherapy, a strategy that is successful at killing cancer cells, but also has a major impact on the nerves in the body. When communication between the spinal cord and muscles and skin via nerves begins to shut down, you are left with peripheral neuropathy.