Often, peripheral neuropathy produces weakness, numbness, and pain in the hands, feet and legs. It results from damage to the peripheral nerves that are located outside of the brain and spinal cord. Other body functions and areas of the body might also suffer from this condition, such as digestion, urination, and circulation.
By sending signals from your brain and spinal cord, your peripheral nervous system transmits information to the rest of your body. Peripheral nerves also transmit sensory signals to your brain.