How to reduce Diabetic Neuropathy Pain

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Dec 26, 2011

How to reduce Diabetic Neuropathy Pain

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that influences people who consistently have high blood sugar. A person suffering from diabetic neuropathy will experience feelings of numbness, tingling, pain in the legs and arms etc from time to time. Most cases of diabetic neuropathy have reported symptoms in the feet. Although, diabetic neuropathy sounds to be a dreadful disease, the pain that it confers on its victim can be relieved through changes in lifestyle and meditation. Here are a few steps that can help you relive diabetic neuropathy pain:


Keep a track of your blood glucose levels to bring your probability of severe pain due to the disease to a negligible level. Consult your personal physician to know when you must test your blood sugar levels. In fact, you could hire a nutritionist to assist you in following a healthy diabetic diet.


Take a walk everyday as regular exercising helps get relief from neuropathy pain. You could also consider soaking yourself in a warm bathtub as it helps make the pain levels manageable.


Donning compression socks or stockings
helps relieve pain. Compressive garments have been used to treat various issues related to the veins for several years and has been found to be of relief to diabetic neuropathy patients. You can easily find compression footwear at a medical supply store.


Ask your physician if you can use any medication to ease diabetic neuropathy pain. You may be able to relieve pain by consuming ordinary pain relievers, which do not need any prescription though you must always check with your physician before taking any.


Apply topical medication to those areas of the body where you experience pain. People have been known to apply capsaicin on the painful areas instead of consuming any kind of medication. You may also wear a prescription patch on the painful area.


Consider a natural approach to treating neuropathic pain by consuming primrose oil supplements in the evening. The oil supplement helps in treating skin irritation, pre-menstrual syndrome symptoms and inflammation.

 

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