Medical/Healthcare Terminology

Medical/Healthcare Terminology

Neuropathy
Generally this is called Peripheral Neuropathy- (peripheral meaning-away from the body center, neuropathy meaning damage, disease or dysfunction to a nerve).

This can happen in other areas of the body, but is most common in hands & feet.  It is caused by damage the nerves in the peripheral (mostly hands & feet). This causes weakness, numbness, tingling and pain.  

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