Disease of the nerve ends in arms and legs
Polyneuropathy can affect sensory and motor nerves in the arms and legs.
Mostly starts in toes and fingertips and can progress to arms and legs.
It can develop slowly over months and years,but can also start acute depending on cause.
Infection i.e. AIDS, Borrelia
- Treatment is dependent on cause.
- Mostly it’s symptom treatment.
- Take preventive measures to stop worsening of complaints: i.e. manage diabetes better and/or reduce alcohol intake.
Depends on type of polyneuropathy and cause.