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What is peripheral neuropathy?

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Peripheral neuropathy is the most common form of diabetic joint pain. It can affect your legs, arms, hands, feet, fingers, and toes. With ongoing diabetes, joints can no longer respond like they should to the strain and stress placed on them. As a result, they sustain small traumas and even tiny breaks called microfractures.

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: “What Is Arthritis?”

Mayo Clinic: “Joint pain/Definition; “Diabetic neuropathy/Definition;" “Joint pain/When to see a doctor;"  “Joint pain/Causes; and "Diabetic neuropathy/Symptoms."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society: “Charcot Joints or Neuropathic Arthropathy."

 

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: “What Is Arthritis?”

Mayo Clinic: “Joint pain/Definition; “Diabetic neuropathy/Definition;" “Joint pain/When to see a doctor;"  “Joint pain/Causes; and "Diabetic neuropathy/Symptoms."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society: “Charcot Joints or Neuropathic Arthropathy."

 

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 18, 2018

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