Peripheral neuropathy: A brief summary for community pharmacists
24 Sep 2019
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition in which the nerves in the peripheral nervous system become damaged, and often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in the hands and feet. It is estimated that 2% to 7% of the general population suffers from peripheral neuropathy. Older people have a higher risk of developing peripheral neuropathy. Community pharmacists can play a large role in helping people with peripheral neuropathy manage their condition and maintain a good level of quality of life by offering both useful pharmacological and simple non-pharmacological therapy and advice.