Peripheral neuropathy: An end to your running career?
You’ve run for decades, put hundreds of miles on your body. And one day, your feet hurt so bad you can’t do it any more. It may be a case of peripheral neuropathy.
A painful condition, peripheral neuropathy is caused by damage to your peripheral nervous system and can kick it at any age. Each minute of your life, your peripheral nerves are sending and receiving messages from the central nervous system (your brain and spinal cord). When these nerves are damaged, communication between your brain and the rest of your body is interrupted, causing severe pain that activities such as running may become impossible. (more…)