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What is the difference between neuropathy and peripheral

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what is the difference between neuropathy and peripheral neuropathy?


Neuropathy is just a more general term. Neuropathy would mean any disease of the nerves. This would encompass peripheral neuropathies plus other problems such as a pinched nerve in the back for example.

Peripheral neurophathy is some disease or process affecting the nerves in a way that the points furtherest from the brain show symptoms first. This usually means first the toes and feet and later the fingers and hands. Symptoms most typically including tingling/burning sensation or a lack of sensation. Diabetes is the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I had a torn femoral artery and after they repaired it and cleaned up the leg there was nerve damage and now neuropathy. No diabetes in my case, however, i have the no sensation and tingling and shooting fiery pains. The periperal question was for another person. So I think my question is mine is just neuropathy ?

Hi again!

Yes, in your situation this would be a neuropathy that was isolated to the injured nerve.At least in your situation it will not be a progressive problem.

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Anthony Bray MD