Living with diabetes is hard. You have to manage your life very carefully to keep your body’s health under control, or you risk significant damage to your internal organs and limbs—especially your feet. Painful problems like diabetic neuropathy make your feet uncomfortable, whether it’s from numbness or nerve pain. Problems with poor blood flow certainly doesn’t help, either. Improving your circulation, however, can make a difference for your diabetic neuropathy.
Your blood carries important nutrients that your body needs to repair itself directly to your feet. If you can improve your circulation, more of that blood can reach all the way down to your toes. Multiple factors can help you increase your blood flow: losing weight, eating right, controlling your sugar levels, quitting bad habits like smoking, and exercising regularly. Though all of these things require time to form good habits and make a visible difference for your neuropathy, exercising is one of the best and easiest ways to improve both your circulation and your overall health.
Here at Absolute Foot Care Specialists we recommend daily exercise, even if it’s only a little bit at a time. Just going for a walk every day gets your heart pumping and more blood moving to your feet. Write down specific goals for yourself, such as walking briskly for twenty minutes a day, then have someone you trust keep you accountable for doing it. Consider finding an exercise buddy, too—walking with a partner is a good way to stay motivated. Remember to check your feet carefully every day after exercising as well. That way, if you developed any new sores or problems with your feet, you can have them examined by Dr. Noah Levine right away.
We understand that living with diabetes can be challenging, but we also know you can take care of your feet. With a little effort and exercise, you can improve your circulation and manage your neuropathy. Don’t ignore pain in your feet, especially if you are diabetic. Instead, contact Absolute Foot Care Specialists in Las Vegas for an appointment or more information. You can reach us online by visiting the contact or appointment pages, or by phone at (702) 839- 2010.