Why Is Peripheral Neuropathy Worse At Night?

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Peripheral neuropathy is the degeneration of peripheral nerves that supply mainly the distal muscles of the extremities.

This syndrome is associated with non-inflammatory degeneration of the axon and myelin sheaths. Although peripheral neuropathy can occur at any age, incidence is highest in men between ages 30 and 50. Onset is usually insidious, and patients may compensate by overusing unaffected muscles.

The peripheral nervous system is the network of nerves used for all movements (motor...

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