5 Common Causes of Neuropathy in Feet

Underlying chronic diseases

One of the most common forms of neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes. This can lead to pain, numbness, and a loss of sensation in certain body parts. The University of Chicago’s center for peripheral neuropathy (UCCPN) [1] shows that almost 60% of individuals with diabetes have some form of nerve damage. The main cause of the damage is usually due to high blood sugar levels. Some other chronic diseases that may lead to nerve damage are;

  • Hypothyroidism [2]
  • Kidney disorders in which there is a buildup of toxins in the body in such a high amount, to the extent that it damages the nerves.
  • Deficiencies of vitamins B-1, B-12, B-6, and E