Many people are at risk for this condition. Some of the risk factors include poorly controlled diabetes, alcohol abuse, autoimmune diseases, infections, vitamin deficiencies, exposure to toxins, kidney disorders, thyroid disorders and family history.
The symptoms that you experience might not only be uncomfortable, they can also lead to additional complications. Those complications include trauma to the area, as you may not feel temperature extremes, the risk of infection and the possibility of a lack of balance and falling.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, contact a physician. There are treatments available to help control the discomfort and other issues that are associated with peripheral neuropathy.