Since there are so many types of neuropathy and so many causes of neuropathy, there are also a many symptoms of the condition. While every patient might have some different symptoms, a few are more common than others. If you have any of the following symptoms, it’s likely that you have some type of nerve damage.
The pain caused by neuropathy is usually specific. It is often described as burning, throbbing or stabbing. No matter how you describe, the pain is difficult to ignore.
Neuropathic pain occurs because your nerve fibers are damaged. Those damaged fibers then send incorrect or jumbled signals to the pain centers in your body.
Where the pain occurs depends on the type of neuropathy you have. If you have diabetes, nerve pain often first occurs in the feet. If you have neuropathy because of trauma or an injury, the pain occurs at the sight of the injury. The pain felt in the arm and wrist due to carpal tunnel syndrome is an example.