The occasional tingling in the hands and feet is pretty normal, especially when it occurs after sleeping or sitting in an unusual position for a long time – and your foot or hand “falls asleep.” However, frequent tingling in the hands and feet, especially if you also experience weakness or a stabbing pain in the area, is a clear indicator of an underlying nerve condition.
One of the most common reasons for this symptom is peripheral neuropathy, which affects about 20 million Americans. You may assume that this only happens to people who have diabetes, but it can happen for other reasons as well.
Let’s explore how peripheral neuropathy could be causing your hands and feet to tingle, what can provide you relief, and where you can go for nonsurgical and nonmedicinal treatment of your neuropathy.
How Does Peripheral Neuropathy Cause Tingling in the Hands and Feet?
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition affecting the peripheral nervous system – which is a network of nerves that send and receive information between your brain and spinal cord (which together comprise the central nervous system) and the rest of your body. Peripheral neuropathy occurs when there is damage to one or more peripheral nerves.
When your peripheral nerve cells (neurons) get damaged due to infection, traumatic injury, a metabolic problem like diabetes, exposure to a toxin, or inherited causes, then the communication of neurons with each other and with the brain gets disrupted. This can cause the feeling of pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the affected area.
The symptoms you experience will depend on the type of nerves that are damaged. Sensations you might feel include a sharp throbbing or burning pain, extreme sensitivity to touch, muscle weakness and twitching, lack of coordination, falling, cramping, and loss of sensation (numbness).
What Can Relieve Your Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms?
To treat chronic neuropathic pain that is accompanied by numbness and tingling, consider therapy that doesn’t mask the symptoms but rather treats them: Nerve stimulation therapy and PRP therapy. Here’s how nerve stimulation and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) can heal your injured cells and tissues and relieve pain:
Nerve Stimulation Therapy
Nerve stimulation therapy is a great option if you want a drug-free and noninvasive treatment for your neuropathic pain. This FDA-approved therapy is highly effective and offers proven results.
During the treatment, therapeutic electrical waves are transmitted to your tissues and nerves. On reaching the affected cells, these electrical waves optimize the energy level between your cells and repair the damaged nerve cells that are transmitting pain signals to the brain, thereby treating the root cause of pain.
In addition to pain relief, numerous other benefits this therapy offers include:
- Improved blood circulation
- Revitalized tissue turnover
- Reduced inflammation
- Increased energy level
- Increased cellular metabolism
- Elimination of toxins from the body
- Improved sleep
- Enhanced immunity
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
PRP therapy has become an increasingly popular treatment for entrapment neuropathies (in which a nerve is compressed, or entrapped) and for diabetic neuropathy. Platelet-rich plasma, when injected into the area of the damaged nerve, encourages nerve tissue repair and regeneration – thus helping improve your neuropathy symptoms. This repair is thanks to the natural processes being executed by your own blood’s platelets, which comprise the treatment.
Neuropathy Treatment in Jacksonville, FL
If you often experience a numbness and tingling feeling in your hands and feet, visit us at NIVA Health for a comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. Our medical team is here to help you achieve relief from peripheral neuropathy symptoms and achieve optimal health, all without surgery or medication.
Call us today to schedule a meeting with our doctors at (866) 377-5872, or request an appointment via our online form now. We have convenient locations across many states in the U.S., and we can help you find relief from your peripheral nerve pain.