Peripheral neuropathy pain is a type of chronic pain caused by the damage or dysfunction of the peripheral nerves. The peripheral nerves are the network of nerve cells connecting the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. Neuropathy pain can affect any body area, but it is most commonly felt in the hands and feet.
The common causes include:
- Autoimmune diseases
The pain from peripheral neuropathy can be described as stabbing, shooting, burning, or tingling. The symptoms alone can interfere with your daily living. Therefore, neuropathy has been considered as a disability by the Social Security Administration (SSA).
If you suffer from neuropathy pain in the foot, there are things you can do to ease your symptoms. Let’s talk about how to ease peripheral neuropathy pain, what other treatments you can receive to help with your symptoms, and where you can go in FL for comprehensive treatment.
How To Ease Neuropathy Pain in the Foot
Some home treatments for neuropathy pain include:
- Wear comfortable shoes (wide, loose, and with extra padding) that provide good support and non-constricting padded socks.
- Take over-the-counter pain medications, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen to experience temporary relief from nerve pain.
- Use a heating pad or take a warm bath to relax the nerves, increase circulation, and ease symptoms.
- Take vitamin supplements that support nerve health, such as vitamin B, and vitamin D, which may help prevent worsening nerve pain.
- Apply a topical cream to the foot, particularly one containing capsaicin which comes from chili pepper seeds and has a soothing effect on feet.
- Add cayenne pepper to foods as it contains capsaicin, which helps reduce neuropathy symptoms by desensitizing the nerves in the foot.
- Light exercises help increase circulation, which produces natural painkillers and reduces discomfort. Stretching your calves, hamstrings, and seated strength training exercises help ease foot neuropathy symptoms.
While you can manage symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, it is always best to treat the underlying cause and focus on healing injured tissues. Conventional peripheral neuropathy treatments usually include prescription medication, which can cause adverse side effects. However, other therapeutic methods are used to treat neuropathy in the foot that reduces reliance on medication.
Innovative Pain Management Therapy Option for Peripheral Neuropathy
NIVA Health is proud to offer our cutting-edge therapeutic option for treating neuropathy pain. We address the toughest neuropathy symptoms using therapeutic energy waves to stimulate the body on a cellular level. This brings about tissue healing and regeneration, which subsequently relieves pain.
This noninvasive therapy can provide a multitude of benefits to the right patient suffering from neuropathy pain, it is painless and has no downtime. Before considering surgery or other invasive treatments, we urge you to explore other options.
Our healthcare providers will first evaluate your condition and determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. To schedule an appointment with one of our providers, call our clinic nearest you or use our convenient online form. NIVA Health has locations in New Jersey, Florida, Michigan, and Illinois.