Radiculoplexus neuropathy (also known as diabetic amyotrophy)
Radiculoplexus neuropathy affects the nerves in the thighs, hips, buttocks or legs.
Usually, symptoms occur on one side of the body but, sometimes, it can spread to the other side. Symptoms include:
- Severe pain in a hip and thigh or buttock that occurs in a day or more
- Eventual weak and shrinking thigh muscles
- Difficulty rising from a sitting position
- Abdominal swelling, if the abdomen is affected
- Weight loss
Mononeuropathy (in other words, focal neuropathy)
Mononeuropathy is specific nerve damage in the face, torso or leg.
Commonly, this type of diabetic neuropathy can strike suddenly and can cause severe pain.