Let me start with im a diabetic. i developed neuropathy, which basically you lose all sensation in the feet, but its over a period of time. It was very painful. I would have sensations in my feet like I was standing on fire, walking on glass. Last October it got so bad that I couldnt sleep at night. Then I met Bullard, because hes just a great physician. I wouldnt think twice, Id recommend him to anybody. Very compassionate, very thorough, I cant say enough about Bullard. Hes just a great physician and I dont know.
If theres anything he couldnt do he could probably move mountains if he wanted to! Glen, probably one of the biggest questions people are asking you is whatd we do, whats happened. Of course, you had a tremendous improvement in your pain and the tingling and the numbness. Easiest explanation is, to tell everybody, that this big nerve here, which is on the inside part of your left foot, was getting strangled. There was a noose around it. What we did is we went in and loosened.
The noose, and that allows that nerve to begin to function and work like its supposed to. Now, the sensation is coming back, its something thats going to take time but I can feel more. My quality of life has greatly improved since I had the procedure done by Bullard. Theres no other physician that I would recommend. Glen, in the next couple weeks, what were going to do is make sure that the swelling is improving, hopefully begin to transition.
Peripheral Neuropathy Relief in the Feet Legs Ask Jo
Hey everybody it’s jo, and today i’m gonna show you some stretches and exercises for peripheral neuropathy. Let’s get started. So basically peripheral neuropathy is when your hands and your feet start.
Feeling numb, tingly, it almost feels like they’re falling asleep. And the reason for that is because those nerves, the peripheral nerves, kind of start dying a little bit. And then you don’t get that sensation down.
To your feet, sometimes to your hands. it’s more common in your feet. Things like diabetes cause this, and just other things in general, bad circulation. So a good way to get that circulation in there and get that feeling back is to.
Exercise and stretch the areas. we’re going to focus on the feet today just because that’s the most common one. So getting them stretched out its really good. Let’s start off with a calf stretch. There’s a bunch of different ways you.
Can stretch your calves, but i’m just going to show you with a strap. So you can use a stretch strap if you have one, if you don’t, you can use a dog leash or you can just use a big beach towel or even a belt, but you want it to be something.
Solid not one of those resistance bands. So just wrap it kind of around the ball of your foot. You want to relax your foot so you’re not actively moving it, you’re using the strap or the belt to actually pull your foot. So just relax it and then.
Give it a nice pull until you feel a stretch in your calf area. You want your knee to be straight, so some people might bend a little bit, but that’s not getting that stretch in your calves, so keep the leg nice and straight.
Feel that stretch there and hold that stretch for about 30 seconds. Take a little break in between and then do three of those. So just really getting that stretch getting that flexibility in the feet is really important. Cause a lot.