If peripheral neuropathy affects the sensory nerves, the individual may experience tingling and numbness in localized areas. This symptom happens because the nerves that carry sensory information, such as pain, temperature, or touch, are not performing optimally. Numbness usually occurs in the lower part of the body with a mounting loss of awareness of stimuli in the region. Some people also experience abnormal sensations, such as burning, tightness, shock-like sensations, or itching.
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