Peripheral Neuropathy Tremors

Characteristics

A tremor of minimal amplitude is the only consistent clinical finding seen in all patients with NT.

Tremor associated with peripheral neuropathy has the following characteristics:

  • It is a kinetic or postural tremor
  • It has a frequency of 3-6 Hz occurring primarily in the muscles of the upper limb, that is, the arm and hand
  • Related signs and symptoms include weakness, changes in sensation over the affected region, absence of reflexes, impaired gait and equilibrium with ataxia due to impaired proprioception
  • It is associated with impaired conduction velocity within the nerve fibers

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