Neuropathy or peripheral neuropathy describes a problem with the functionality of the peripheral nerves. These nerves are in charge of communication between your central nervous system and the rest of your body. Depending on the peripheral nerve affected, neuropathic pain can produce a broad range of symptoms of varying severity. In many instances, other health conditions change neuropathy. Therefore, it can be a symptom as well as a disease.
One of the main symptoms of neuropathy is a sharp, shooting pain sporadically within the legs. Some people experience a painful ache that occurs from a stimulus that should not hurt, such as a light touch. This symptom is typical of sensory neuropathy, where dysfunctional nerves create atypical feelings in the body.
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