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.
Tingling Feet and Hands An Early Warning of Neuropathy
Tingling or numbness affecting your feet may seem like a trivial symptom of no real importance. However, in this tutorial, I will explain why this symptom may be very important with regard to your health in general and why you should not ignore it. Tingling hands, feet, or hands and feet is an extremely common and bothersome symptom. Such tingling can sometimes be entirely innocent and temporary. For example, it could result from pressure on nerves when your arm is bent under your head as you fall asleep. Or it.
Could be from pressure on nerves when you cross your legs for too long. in either case, the pins and needles effect which is usually painless is soon relieved by removing the pressure that caused it. In many cases, however, tingling in the hands, feet can be severe, occurring at irregular times or continuously day and night. It also can accompany other symptoms. such as pain,itching, numbness, and muscle wasting. In such cases, tingling may be a sign ofnerve damage.
Suchnerve damageis known by s asperipheral neuropathybecause it affects nerves distant from thebrainand spinal cord, often in the hands and feet. There are more than 100 different types of peripheral neuropathy. Over time, peripheral neuropathy can worsen, resulting in decreased mobility and even disability. In fact, diabetesis the number one cause of peripheral neuropathy, accounting for well over a third of cases. Indiabetic neuropathy, tingling and other symptoms often first develop.
In both feet and go up the legs, followed by tingling and other symptoms that affect both hands and go up the arms. About twothirds of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms ofnerve damage. In many cases, these symptoms are the firstsigns of diabetes. So here is the main point I want to make, tingling and numbness in the feet may be the first signs that you have a serious peripheral neuropathy and that you may have diabetes. Diabetes puts you at risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and a long.
List of other serious complications. so that tingling you have could be your only warning sign of a serious complication developing elsewhere in your body. Dont ignore this symptom and please get a check up. Well I hope you have found this tutorial interesting. Do please remember to subscribe and that way you will be the first to see my next tutorial on leg health and venous disease. My name is Haroun Gajraj, thank you for watching.