Neuropathic Therapy Center Blog

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How to travel smart with nerve pain

If you could go anyway in the world, where would you go? Would you venture off to the Maldives, roam the streets of Paris or stay up late in the Big Apple? The world is a vast and beautiful place filled with many opportunities to explore and enjoy. 

So, what are you waiting for?

I guess the better question is, what’s holding you back? If the answer is nerve pain there is hope. Everyone has the right to enjoy a little R&R once in a while, and that includes nerve pain sufferers. Don’t be afraid to limit yourself on travel arrangements due to chronic nerve pain. 

Neuropathy Nutrition 101

It’s not every day that you think about the food you put in. It’s easier to not care about certain ingredients or daily serving sizes when the stomach is calling. However, this relaxed way of thinking needs to change if the body has any hope of feeling good. 

Good nutrition plays an integral role in how you fight off certain illness, recover faster and ward off unnecessary pain. 

Lifestyle changes for the better

No one ever said change was easy, but change is necessary.

When it comes to living a healthy, pain-free life, making simple changes to your everyday norm is the first step. Do you want to experience little to no pain when it comes to living with neuropathy? Of course. Whether it’s your feet, legs, hands or arms, the goal is to manage the nerve pain effectively and most importantly, in the healthiest way possible. To do this, it begins with you.

Why are feet more sensitive to diabetic nerve pain?

No matter how hard you try, every stand, walk, skip or jump seems more painful than the next. So, what is it about the feet that causes so much pain?

If you are living with diabetes, you may have experienced nerve damage or neuropathy. Neuropathy is a common side effect of diabetes and can lead to chronic, widespread nerve pain. However, it’s the feet that suffer the most from a tingling or burning sensation and even numbness. The reason for this is due to peripheral neuropathy.

What is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy or neuropathic pain is a result of damaged nerves. It can be a single nerve or group of nerves within the body that causes a tingling, burning or shooting pain. It can cause a great deal of discomfort and prevent many from doing everyday tasks like getting out of bed.

Nerve damage affects your nervous system. The nervous system comprises two primary systems, known as the peripheral nervous system and the central nervous system. Your central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord, while the peripheral nervous system is the rest of your body.

5 Ways to Survive the Holidays with Neuropathy

The holiday season is upon us and you know what that means — family dinners, office parties and outings with friends. All great opportunities to catch up, share a few laughs and indulge in a few temptations. Seems harmless, right?

The truth is there’s nothing wrong with having some fun and treating yourself to a few holiday delights. However, for those of you living with nerve pain, the challenge to avoid any discomfort is still a reality.

Young woman having difficulty sleeping due to nerve pain.

Why is nerve pain worse at night?

Stop for a minute and think about the last time you had a good night’s rest. Has it been a day? Maybe two or three? Has it been a week since you had a restful night sleep without any burning or stabbing pain keeping you up?

It can seem like living with chronic nerve pain is a never-ending merry-go-round of discomfort. With a constant struggle during the day, why does it seem to flare up at night?

Let’s take a closer look at why pain comes in droves when the sun comes down.

Elderly woman suffering with diabetic nerve pain

7 Warning Signs of Diabetic Nerve Pain

If you’re living with diabetes and have experienced a tingling, burning sensation in your hands or feet, you may be suffering from diabetic nerve pain.

Diabetic nerve pain or “damaged nerves” are a result of an injury or disease. The restriction of blood flow to the damaged nerves leads to the chronic, debilitating pain. Nerve pain can make doing the simplest things very painful. 

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