What Causes Numbness and Tingling in the Hands and Feet?

someone holding their foot due to numbness and tingling caused by peripheral neuropathy

What Causes Numbness and Tingling in the Hands and Feet?

If you are experiencing numbness and tingling in your hands and feet or other areas of your body, you may be wondering what is causing this. Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that can cause these symptoms. Read on to learn more about peripheral neuropathy, its symptoms, and solutions for relief.

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur if nerves in the peripheral nervous system are damaged. The peripheral nervous system branches out from the brain and spinal cord. Damage to these nerves can cause pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the affected areas; it can also lead to balance and coordination issues. In some cases, it can even cause paralysis. 

It is estimated that 25-30% of Americans, of all ages,  will be affected by neuropathy. However, older people are at higher risk. 

According to The Cleveland Clinic, neuropathy:

  • Effects 60-70% of diabetics
  • Effects 30-40% of chemotherapy patients 
  • Effects 30% of people with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) 

Neuropathy can dramatically affect people’s lives and the harsh drugs that are used in traditional medicine can ruin people’s lives. There are much better ways to deal with neuropathy, by finding the root cause of the issue and starting there. Our experts have been helping people suffering with this condition, for over 15 years, to rebuild their health and get them back to where they should be. 

What are the Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy?

Some symptoms may include:

  • Muscle weakness, cramps, spasms, and twitching
  • Loss of muscle
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Loss of sensation or feeling
  • Balance issues
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
  • Diarrhea, constipation, or incontinence related to nerve damage in the intestines or digestive tract
  • Trouble eating or swallowing

What Causes Peripheral Neuropathy?

The peripheral nerves carry information to and from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by many things, including diabetes, alcoholism, certain medications, shingles, exposure to toxins, and more. When these nerves are damaged, they can’t send messages properly, leading to numbness, tingling, pain, and muscle weakness. Conventional medicine only treats the symptoms of the disease not what’s causing the problem. The symptoms are treated with powerful medications like gabapentin, Lyrica, Cymbalta, and painkillers. These medications are ineffective at helping the patient recover and their condition continues to get worse.   

What Happens if You Do Not Seek Help for Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy can be a severe and painful condition. When peripheral neuropathy goes unmanaged, it can lead to several serious complications. For example, patients may experience muscle weakness, paralysis, and problems with balance and coordination. In addition, they may also have difficulty with activities of daily living such as eating and drinking. When someone experiences these symptoms, they can also lead to an increased risk of falls, accidents, and injuries. When these symptoms are left unmanaged, patients are often diagnosed with conditions like diabetic neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia, carpal tunnel, migraines, scoliosis, sciatica, and muscle weakness. If you think you may have peripheral neuropathy, it is crucial to seek help right away. Early intervention can be essential for preventing serious complications.


“We don’t treat your symptoms; we build your health.” ~ Dr. David Martino D.C.

Texas Nerve and Spine is a leading center for Peripheral Neuropathy Rehabilitation in Texas. We offer the most comprehensive program, with a personalized care plan tailored to your needs as an individual patient! In addition, with our state of art technologies, we can target specific areas needing improvement so that you will see long-lasting results and benefits during the programs and after completing the program.

The program fundamentals:

  1. We’ll identify the root cause(s) of your symptoms.
  2. Then we’ll develop a comprehensive rehabilitation program specific to you to address those root cause(s).
  3. We will help to motivate your success with an ultra-comfortable and friendly environment.   
  4. We’ll assess your progress from the start of the program all the way through to the end. 

Patients say they have seen:

  • Reduced Pain
  • Increased Mobility
  • Increased Sensation
  • Improved Sleep 
  • Improved Overall Well-Being 
  • Increased Vitality 
  • Improved Mood

Get Help Without Harsh Drugs or Surgery

If you’re suffering from symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, come to Texas Nerve and Spine for the most comprehensive and personalized peripheral neuropathy program available. With our state-of-the-art technologies, you will see long-lasting results and benefits. So contact us today and start on your road to recovery and relief!

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