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.