Peripheral neuropathy is the result of damage to nerves outside the brain and spinal cord and often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in the hands and feet. It can also affect other parts and functions of the body such as digestion, urination and blood circulation. The peripheral nervous system is responsible for sending information from the brain and spinal cord to other parts of the body. Also, peripheral nerves send sensory information to the central nervous system. Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by severe injuries, infections, metabolic problems, hereditary causes, and exposure to toxic substances, one of the most common causes of which is diabetes. People with peripheral neuropathy usually experience throbbing, burning, or tingling pain, and in many cases, symptoms improve. Especially if the cause is a treatable problem. Medicine can also reduce the pain of peripheral neuropathy. There are different types of peripheral neuropathy caused by different causes. These cases range from carpal tunnel syndrome to nerve damage due to diabetes. All types of peripheral neuropathy as a group are especially common in people over 55 years of age. This condition affects 3-4% of people in this group. Neuropathies are usually categorized based on the problems they cause and their causes. There are also terms that indicate how severe the nerve damage is.