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Conditions of the Legs

We treat a range of neuromuscular conditions of the legs. The links provided below refer to topics on our Dartmouth-Hitchcock Healthwise® Health Encyclopedia website:

  • Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes, in which nerves are damaged as a result of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels).
  • Peripheral neuropathy is a problem with the nerves that carry information to and from the brain and spinal cord. This produces pain, loss of sensation, and inability to control muscles.
  • Peroneal neuropathy, or common peroneal nerve dysfunction, is a disorder caused by damage to the peroneal nerve, characterized by loss of movement or sensation in the foot and leg.
  • Sciatica is a condition involving pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or compression of the sciatic nerve.
  • Tibial neuropathy, or tibial nerve dysfunction, is a loss of movement or sensation in the lower leg, caused by damage to the tibial nerve.
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