What Is Foot Drop?

Foot drop is usually caused by weakness or paralysis of the muscles that raise the foot. It can also be caused by problems with the nerves that control the muscles. Often tied to peripheral neuropathy, among other conditions, foot drop is a common symptom of nerve damage. Foot drop—also called drop foot—is a condition that [...]

Living Safely with Peripheral Neuropathy

36 million people suffer from falls each year, resulting in about 32,000 deaths. In the US, 3 million senior adults are treated for injuries caused by falls due to avoidable accidents. People struggling with peripheral neuropathy often suffer pain and numbness in their feet that can lead to such falls. June is National Safety Month. [...]

National Neuropathy Awareness Week

May 1-8, 2022 is National Neuropathy Awareness Week. An estimated 20 million Americans suffer from some type of peripheral neuropathy. WinSanTor aims to spread awareness about this condition, which affects the lives of millions of people around the world. Living with peripheral neuropathy can be frustrating, but there are ways to manage this condition. This [...]

HIV-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

According to the CDC, there are currently 1.1 million people in the United States above the age of 12 who have HIV infection. Additionally, 36.7 million people worldwide live with HIV and AIDS, with anywhere from 30% to 60% developing a form of neuropathy. HIV-induced peripheral neuropathy causes damage to nerves within the peripheral nervous [...]

Peripheral Neuropathy and Mental Health

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that involves damage to the peripheral nervous system. Our peripheral nerves carry signals to and from our central nervous system. Malfunctioning of these nerves causes disruption and affects how the body reacts to reflexes and other stimuli like pain and temperature. Pondering about life pre-diagnosis and the tag of “patient” [...]

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