Exercising with Diabetic Neuropathy
Dealing with Diabetic Neuropathy is a difficult task because of the pain and discomfort associated with this condition. Most who suffer from Diabetic Neuropathy have a tough time staying active because of the stiffness and pain that activities cause. Unfortunately, people don't necessarily need to be functional for symptoms to arise. Symptoms such as burning, tingling, and numbness are most commonly felt in the hands, arms, legs, and feet. These areas of the body can affect Peripheral Neuropathy and have a very high chance of becoming sensitive to touch.
Eventually, Peripheral Neuropathy in the legs and feet may result in severe weakness in the lower half of your body. In fact, it is pervasive that a person will start to lose balance frequently, which makes exercising dangerous based on the body's sensitivity and how brittle the bones can become from Diabetic Neuropathy.
Before deciding to start a workout program, it is essential to have a plan for pain management. Dealing with pain when all you want to do is distress during a workout can be frustrating and may even thwart your exercise plans. However, there are ways for you to decrease the amount of pain you feel from nerve damage. At Regenadoc, we can provide you with resources to show you the best way to avoid injury during a workout and which exercises will be the most effective with the least amount of pain. We can also advise you to make positive movements and stretches that fit your body type and strength and have the lowest chances of causing you discomfort.
The best advice that can be given to you is to make your diabetes a top priority in your life and seek consistent treatment for neuropathy. We recommend checking your feet daily, wearing socks to keep your feet dry, and buying shoes that provide a snug, comfortable fit to avoid blisters. People with Diabetic Neuropathy can develop blisters very quickly, and those blisters can just as easily become infected, causing additional medical problems. Can you imagine having to amputate a toe just because you wanted to wear a fancy shoe that caused blisters? I’m sure you can work out without the fancy appeal for the sake of your toes.
If you are suffering from Diabetic Neuropathy and looking to increase your blood flow through an affable workout routine, rest assured that help is available. At Regenadoc in Clifton, we can help you find pain relief for your peripheral neuropathy symptoms. Don’t wait until your pain is unbearable; call (973) 314-9797 to get back on your feet today.
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