Pain s*cks. No doubt about it. I have peripheral neuropathy in my hands. I have number fingers. At times, I have had impingements, in my shoulder and elbows. I have been fortunate, my hands mostly are just numb. But when I've inflammed my shoulder, that is the worst. I really don't care about the pain, but what really drove me crazy is that if messed with my sleep, it would wake me up continuously throughout the night.
Do get your blood sugar down, that will be the key to healing. And keep your faith, you can heal from neuropathy, it takes time and it will hurt as it heals. Make sure you are taking supplements to help. Dr. B recommends ALA (+ biotin) and evening primrose oil to help heal nerves.
And remember, you are not alone. Keep strong, you can work through this.