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.