When you live with a chronic medical problem, managing it is crucial. Your health isn’t something you can “wing” and hope will turn out for the best. This is especially the case for conditions like diabetic neuropathy. Many people avoid doing anything about their burning or numb feet until it’s too late. That’s why, even though it seems like a no-brainer, it’s important to ask yourself periodically: are you doing everything you can to manage your neuropathy?
Neuropathy sharply increases your risks for injuries and infections. Because of the loss of sensation from nerve damage, you’re more likely to get a cut or blister without realizing it—and not get the help your feet need. Worse, those injuries can easily deteriorate into ulcers and open your feet to infections. This is especially common for anyone with diabetic neuropathy.
That’s why it’s crucial that you make sure you do everything possible to manage your nerve damage. This can range from medications to at-home remedies to procedures to help with sensation in your lower limbs. Managing diabetes is the first and potentially most important factor of controlling the condition. By keeping blood sugar levels under control, you prevent them from damaging nerves further. Boosting circulation through exercise and lifestyle changes can also help combat numb feet and neuropathy pain. Physical therapy may be helpful in this area, particularly if you are out of shape or already have trouble with your lower limbs from nerve loss.
One newer management therapy we use at Absolute Foot Care Specialists is called Combined Electrochemical Therapy (CECT). This option uses electronic signals directed into your tissues to combat swelling and stimulate natural healing. This alleviates pain and can help with numb feet and other neuropathy-related problems. This cutting-edge technology provides one more way you can help manage your foot health with this chronic problem.
Your feet are important and you want to keep them as healthy as possible, even when you have a chronic condition like neuropathy. This means you can’t just let things happen to your lower limbs and hope they’ll improve. You have to take an active stand in your foot health. Contact us at Absolute Foot Care Specialists in Las Vegas for more information about what you can be doing to manage your neuropathy today. Call (702) 839-2010 or use our website to reach us.