Femoral Neuropathy

Femorhinal Neuropathy (also known as Nerve Damage) is a type of nerve damage caused by diabetes. It affects the nerves that carry signals from your brain to your muscles and other parts of your body. These nerves are called the femoris. When these nerves become damaged, they may cause numbness or tingling sensations in some areas of your body, such as: feet, hands, legs, arms and face. You may feel pain in other areas of your body when these nerves are damaged.

Symptoms of Femorhinal Neuropathy include:

Numbness or weakness in one or both legs, arms, hands and/or fingers. Symptoms may vary depending on which part of the body is affected. Some people experience only numbness while others have complete loss of sensation in their limbs.

Inability to move any part of your body.

Pain in your lower back, neck, shoulders, jaw or head. Pain may radiate throughout your body. Sometimes numbness occurs first and then pain develops later. Other times there is no pain until after numbness has developed.

If you do not get relief from the symptoms within a few hours, call 911 immediately!

Pain, tingling or burning sensations may be felt in your genitals.

You may be unable to stand on your toes or rise up on your heels without pain.

You may develop a limp or your stride may become shorter on one side.

Muscle spasms or cramps may occur in one or both of your legs during the day or night.

You may become increasingly restless, nervous or irritable. You may have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Some people experience vivid dreams or nightmares when they do manage to sleep.

You may have difficulty concentrating, learning new things, remembering things or making decisions.

You may become increasingly depressed or have thoughts of suicide. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should seek professional help immediately.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, see your physician or seek medical attention immediately. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent permanent damage to the nerves.

Femorhinal neuropathy may or may not be preventable. You can help prevent this condition from getting worse by maintaining good control of your diabetes, eating a low fat, low cholesterol diet, and keeping your blood pressure at recommended levels.

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Postoperative femoral neuropathy. by C Walsh, A Walsh – Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics, 1992 – europepmc.org

Femoral neuropathy—a neurological complication of hysterectomy by J Rosenblum, GA Schwarz, E Bendler – Jama, 1966 – jamanetwork.com

The natural history of diabetic femoral neuropathy by SW Coppack, PJ Watkins – QJM: An International Journal of …, 1991 – academic.oup.com