Diabetic Neuropathy is a painful condition that results from diabetes where nerve damage has occurred and causes physical pain in the feet and lower legs. There is no cure for neuropathy, but there are treatments to help alleviate pain symptoms. Diabetic neuropathy requires a medical diagnosis, and in rare cases can be fatal. It is most common in adults 19-40 and 41-60. Diabetic Neuropathy affects mostly the legs and feet, but in more severe cases it interferes with digestion, the bladder, and in rare occasions heart rate.
Natural Remedies for Diabetic Neuropathy
Monitoring your blood glucose levels is the most valuable suggestion we can offer to fight off neuropathy symptoms. When glucose levels are under control, your chances of damaging nerves is significantly decreased. Lean protein contributes to tissue repair which helps the body build lean muscle tissue. Since neuropathy affects the feet, foot care is also vital. Numbness in the feet can lead to ulcers, infections, and in more extreme cases, amputation. Clean your feet every day and take care of any sores, wear shoes for individuals with neuropathic feet, wear socks with padding on the balls of the foot and heel, and trim your toenails often. Walking frequently with the right shoes help improve blood flow and reduce pain.
Topical Compounds and Neuropathy in the Feet
Topical Compounds are one of the best options when it involves pain management for diabetic neuropathy. Topical Compounds are safer than opioid pain relievers, and combining a topical with the natural remedies we’ve suggested will give you better results during treatment. Topical compounds do not have the same side effects that are possible from opiates. Being able to apply the compounds directly to the affected area may be the best reason to consider integrating them into your treatment.