5 Tips to Manage Neuropathy at Home

shoppingLet the shopping begin! It’s the official start to the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, and that means standing in lines, spending hours at the mall, and searching all over creation for the perfect gift. Are your feet ready? If you have neuropathy, it’s understandable that you might be concerned about the added stresses the season can place on your feet. However, you don’t have to let the pain, tingling, burning, or numbness of neuropathy get in the way of your holiday to-do’s. Try these tips to manage neuropathy at home so you (and your feet) can shop and still be merry!

Eat healthy. Yes, that’s easier said than done this time of year, but trying to eat a diet rich in vitamins B and D and high in fruits, veggies, whole grains and lean protein, will go a long way toward minimizing neuropathy symptoms. Not to mention, a healthier diet will help you manage underlying conditions like diabetes.

Get your exercise. A regular fitness routine is key to boosting blood circulation in your feet which helps your nerves get the healing nutrients they need! It also helps you maintain a healthy weight, reducing excessive pressure on your feet, as well as other uncomfortable symptoms. Even if it’s just choosing to park farther away so you have to walk to the mall, make sure you keep your body moving – every little bit helps!

Stay away from cigarettes and alcohol. These increase your risk of neuropathy problems and can make existing symptoms worse.

Soak away the symptoms. A nice, warm foot soak relaxes and soothes stressed-out feet and improves blood flow.

Enjoy a foot massage. It’s not only relaxing and helps ease your sore “shop ‘til you drop” feet, it also encourages circulation and de-stresses your nerves.

Follow these simple, at-home tips for managing neuropathy and you’ll get through the holidays with no problems at all – at least when it comes to your feet! We might not be able to help you find hard-to-please Aunt Mary a gift she’ll actually like, but we can help you stay clear of neuropathy symptoms so you can enjoy your holidays and beyond!

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Good luck shopping!