These symptoms occur because nerves cannot send proper signals to and from your brain:
Usually, these symptoms start in the toes and feet and move up the legs, eventually affecting the hands and arms.
An exam may show:
Abnormal findings on any of these tests can indicate that you have a neuropathy.
Tests used to detect most metabolic neuropathies:
Shy ME. Peripheral neuropathies. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 446.
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