HIGH IMPACT – Peripheral Neuropathy
To most individuals, “feel the burn” evokes imagery of sweat inducing, endorphin pumping, muscle blasting total workouts. Unfortunately, to a smaller yet significant subset of our population, this popular catch-phrase carries a much more negative, and literal, connotation. Members of this group suffer from peripheral neuropathy (PN). Folks with PN know “the burn” all to well. Common complaints include a persistent burning in the hands and feet, cramping, stabbing pain in the legs, alternating hot and cold sensations, and a pervasive numbness and tingling. What is more, these unpleasant symptoms do not like to rest when we do. In fact, many complain about a “fire in their feet” as they unwind for the night and the need to constantly reposition their legs, leading to loss of much needed sleep.