The summer sun is hot and powerful, so doing family activities outdoors can be unpleasant. If you want your family to stay active, you could look into one of Las Vegas’s indoor skate rinks, like the Crystal Palace, which has special summer pricing for families and small groups through August 25. However, if you’re one of the thousands of Americans who deal with neuropathy pain, you may have a hard time participating in fun events like this.
Dealing with neuropathy pain, particularly at home on a daily basis, is hard. No one likes the burning, sensitivity, or numb spots. A few home remedies may help relieve some of the discomfort and allow you to continue your activities:
Walking – Exercise improves the circulation to your feet and ankles, bringing much needed nutrients and healing factors to your nerves and slowing the progression of damage.
Warm foot bath – A relaxing soak in warm water can also encourage healthy blood flow. This also reduces stress, which may help with nerve pain. Just make sure the water isn’t too hot, especially if you have diabetes.
Consume more vitamins – The B-complex vitamins are important for healthy nerve function. Simple supplements to your diet may make a big difference.
Massage it – Gently massage your feet to relax your tissues, stimulate your nerves, and improve your blood flow. Just be careful you don’t rub too hard.
Decrease alcohol and smoking – Alcohol and smoking both deaden nerves and will make neuropathy worse. Limit, or even cut out, your consumption of both.
Control blood sugars – If your neuropathy is from diabetes, controlling your blood sugar is the most important step for managing neuropathy pain. Keeping this under control helps slow or stop the progression of nerve damage.
Nerve pain hurts; don’t let it debilitate you. While home remedies are not guaranteed to completely eliminate the discomfort, they can help you manage your condition. If you’re struggling with neuropathy of any kind, let Absolute Foot Care Specialists in Las Vegas help. You can call (702) 839-2010 or send us a message through our online contact form to make an appointment.