A strange manner of walking, or an unnatural stride. As the nerves are degraded by neuropathy, bodily coordination is adversely affected, and this, of course, affects one’s manner of walking. Walking is an exceedingly complex set of movements and requires a wide range of sensory input. Those who suffer from neuropathy no longer have the full function of their motor nerves or correct input from the sensory nerves. Such people may walk with a stoop, or in a strangely one-sided manner. They may also drag their feet.

Sexual incapability. Neuropathy degrades the nerves to the sexual organs as well, and this degradation of the nerves also leads to reduced blood flow to the area. Erectile dysfunction is often a result of this. The core reasons for it are really the sensory degradation that occurs as the nerves can no longer detect stimuli. Blood flow being affected to the sexual organs, erectile dysfunction is all but unavoidable.

A feeling of weakness in the muscles. The brain is no longer able to control the limbs correctly as the motor nerves are progressively damaged by the disease. A person may experience this as simple weakness in the muscles, or else, as an inability to coordinate the body when conducting movements that need to be precise. A simple gesture that you have used all your life might become all but impossible to execute. You may be unable to do up the buttons on a garment, or pick up a reasonably heavy bag. An older person might attribute this weakness or this lack of coordination to simply growing older and so the condition might remain undiagnosed for some time.

An inability to control the muscles of the face, which is called Bell’s Palsy. As nerves are degraded all over the body by peripheral neuropathy, so also function is correspondingly degraded. In a condition called Bell’s Palsy, the facial nerves are affected, causing a frozen expression, or causing one side of the face to droop. Often, an expression may become active on only one side of the face, while the other side of the face remains frozen. Generally speaking, though, there will be some muscular weakness and loss of control, but not total paralysis of the face.