Neuropathy is a complication of a medical condition or disease and can sometimes be cured by addressing the underlying cause. Treatment varies based on the triggering condition, and when it cannot be cured or identified, treatment focuses on symptom relief, according to Medical News Today.
Some causes of neuropathy are chemical or drug toxicity, injury, infection and metabolic dysfunction, such as diabetes, states Medical News Today. Idiopathic neuropathy has no identified cause. Symptoms of neuropathy include numbness, tingling, burning sensations, muscle weakness and heat intolerance; in addition to digestive problems, and changes in the skin, hair or nails. Doctors diagnose neuropathy using physical evaluations, clinical history and electrical testing, including electromyography and nerve conduction tests.