Posted on Mar 24th 2021
How are you feeling? Really feeling? The physical and emotional stress of neuropathy can take its toll. Try these coping strategies to manage your symptoms and take care of yourself.
Coping With and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy
Checking your feet for blisters, sores, and/or calluses on a daily basis is important. Wearing socks and shoes that are too tight can increase pain and tingling and worsen the symptoms of neuropathy. Wearing loose cotton socks and padded shoes is the best option, and a semicircular hoop from a medical supply store or online can help keep bed covers off of your feet at night.
Eating healthy meals and limiting alcohol are additional ways you can manage your neuropathy pain. We’ve found that patients who avoid starchy, gluten and sugar filled foods and focus on a whole foods diet with lean protein, vegetables, and fruits feel better and can better manage their symptoms.
Exercises such as yoga, stretching, and basic movement are ways that you can try to stay mentally and physically in touch with your body and improve your mood and outlook. Try some gentle movement and activities to keep yourself active and positive.
Massage is another option that can be beneficial to managing your peripheral neuropathy and coping with the symptoms. You can massage and gently rub your hands and feet or have someone do that for you. It can help relieve your pain temporarily and improve circulation.
Seeking and accepting help from others is another way that you can cope with neuropathy. A crippling disease that gets progressively worse, many of our peripheral neuropathy patients at Chronic Care of Richmond & Regenerative Medicine have been told that there is no cure for their neuropathy. After working with hundreds of patients at our clinic we’ve been successful at treating them and helping our patients achieve improved feeling and a return to living a full life.
Learn more about how we’ve helped our patients recover from neuropathy by clicking here to learn their stories and their treatment.
Peripheral neuropathy can take over and impact every aspect of your life. There are self care strategies that can help you improve mentally and physically. We also offer a full treatment program at our clinic, Chronic Care of Richmond & Regenerative Medicine. The first step is to learn more about our treatment plan in a free educational webinar, then come in for a consultation and nerve evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for our treatment. Contact us to learn more.