Nerve pain, also called neuropathic pain, occurs when a health condition or injury impacts nerves that carry sensation to the brain. It can also include numbness – which while is not necessarily painful, can lead to other complications. Typically, nerve “pain” can range from sharp pain, to nonstop “pins and needles” sensations.
This is especially common in those with diabetes, as prolonged insulin resistance can lead to damaged nerves.
Nerve pain can also be caused or irritated by other lifestyle factors which induce oxidative stress. Poor diet, prolonged inflammation, and more can contribute – but this means there are steps you can take to combat nerve pain.