Proximal neuropathy normally affects the hips, thighs, or buttocks but it can vary from patient to patient. If you have proximal neuropathy, symptoms you could experience include:
- Experiencing sudden, intense hip, buttock, or thigh pain
- The inability to stand up from a seated position is due to weak legs
- An inability to control reflexes such as the knee-jerk reflex, which occurs when a doctor taps the bottom of your knee cap and your lower leg automatically moves
- Loss of muscle tissue, or muscle wasting
- Loss of weight
When symptoms appear they normally get worse and then gradually improve over time. Unfortunately, in most cases, symptoms never fully go away. However, BEST Health System can help develop a plan that’s right for you which will provide you the best quality of life possible.