-- Question: What Factors Might Increase My Risk Of Developing Nerve Pain?
Answer: Previous surgeries and traumatic injuries may increase the risk of developing nerve pain. During surgery, nerves may be cut causing nerve pathways to be disrupted. This may then cause nerve pain that can last days, weeks and even months after the surgery.
If you have sustained traumatic injuries from a motor vehicle accident or gunshot wound, you might have increased risk of developing residual nerve pain.
Uncontrolled diabetes can cause nerve pain in the feet and hands, also known and peripheral neuropathy. Ingestion of lead from well water, paint or children's toys can also be a contributing factor in developing nerve pain.
It may be difficult to avoid developing nerve pain unless you avoid the underlying causes. But living a healthy lifestyle, such as controlling blood sugar, if you have diabetes will help you reduce the risk of developing nerve pain.