There are different kinds of neuropathy, but the most common of all is peripheral neuropathy. Also known as distal symmetric peripheral neuropathy, this condition affects the nerves system of the feet and legs first, followed by the hands and arms. Common symptoms may include
-Numbness or reduced ability to feel temperature changes
-Tingling or burning sensation
-Foot problems, such as ulcers, infections, and bone and joint pain
The nerve-damaging first starts in the feet and then starts affecting other parts of the body. According to the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), there are three stages to neuropathy.