Painful Peripheral Neuropathy (PPN)

Painful Peripheral Neuropathy (PPN) refers to pain generated by the peripheral nervous system, i.e. those nerves that lie outside of the brain and the spinal cord.

The symptoms vary from mild to disabling, and while rarely life-threatening, usually cause major changes in how you live.

Symptoms include numbness, tingling, burning pain, altered touch, feeling like you are wearing stockings or gloves, difficulty in buttoning clothes or writing, problems with balance, or having a broad variety of unpleasant feelings in your hands or feet.

These symptoms are frequently worse at night and many patients complain that they cannot have blankets on their feet.


1.) Diabetes

2.) Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)

3.) Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy (IPN) Cause Not Found

4.) Vascular Blood Problems

5.) Rheumatoid Arthritis

6.) Hormonal Imbalances

7.) Nutritional or Vitamin Imbalances

8.) Kidney or Liver Disease

9.) Infections (Viruses, Lyme Disease, HIV)

Doctor Carney specializes in a variety of treatment options for Painful Peripheral Neuropathy (PPN). For more information about your situation, please call Dr. Carney today at (574) 389-7737 or contact him online.