A variety of therapies can be used to manage peripheral neuropathy symptoms. These include:
Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS). In this procedure, electrodes are attached to the skin near the affected area. During a 30 minute session, a mild electrical current is passed through the electrodes into the skin and muscles. The goal is for the electrical current to disrupt pain signals from reaching the brain.
Physical therapy. Physical therapy is designed to help you regain strength and mobility in the area affected by peripheral neuropathy. Your physical therapist can help you learn how to move to accommodate the affected injury, improve your coordination, and manage pain. They can also help you use physical aids like braces and splints effectively.
Plasma exchange (plasmapheresis). This treatment is common for people with autoimmune diseases. It involves filtering antibodies and immune proteins from the blood to suppress the immune system. The goal is to stop the immune system from attacking and damaging the nerves.