Neuropathy is a disease affecting the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Your PNS controls body movements, sensations, and automatic functions like blood pressure and sweating. If your nerves are damaged, a variety of symptoms may appear depending on the type of nerves that are damaged. Neuropathy in feet affects 2.4% of the population and 8% of people over age 55 experience the disease. Diabetes is a leading cause, but neuropathy can be inherited or caused by infections, other diseases, and trauma. For this reason, it’s important to work with your doctor to manage treatment.