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Arm and leg weakness could be a peripheral neuropathy

If you or a loved one is experiencing numbness, tingling, or weakness in the legs or arms, it may be a peripheral neuropathy.

There are many types of peripheral neuropathy, including, but not limited to, multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) .

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Multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN)

Weakness in hands or feet, twitching, and symptoms that often impact only one side of the body at their onset

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Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)

Numbness usually starting in the fingers or toes, followed by weakness, difficulty walking, and often impacting both sides of the body equally at the start

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Peripheral neuropathies are caused by damage to the peripheral nerves

The peripheral nervous system is responsible for sending signals between the brain and the rest of the body. The nerves send signals telling the body to move its muscles or complete other essential functions. Peripheral neuropathies are caused by damage to the peripheral nerves, which, in turn, affects the body's ability to move its muscles.

It's important to understand the different conditions. Recognizing the symptoms of the conditions will not only ensure an early diagnosis but will help you work with a doctor to properly manage the condition.

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Takeda provides education and resources to people with peripheral neuropathy. We are committed to help raise awareness and provide support for those impacted by MMN and CIDP.

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