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Prognosis

In most cases of focal neuropathy, muscle weakness and/or pain subsides within a few months.

Peripheral neuropathies are persistent problems. The pain can last for years. Some people find that symptoms are easier to tolerate if the painful areas lose sensation and become numb. However, complete loss of feeling increases the risk of foot ulcers.

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