Help for Neuropathy in the Feet
Neuropathy is very difficult to deal with. It can cause pain, weakness, tingling, burning and numbness. If you find yourself with neuropathy, you should let your doctor know right away. If it is a result of medications or chemotherapy, your doctor may have a way to slow or stop the effects. If it is due to diabetes, it is important to make sure you are keeping your blood sugar in check. Infections, metabolic issues, toxins and injuries can also be causes of neuropathy. Additionally, alcoholism, vitamin deficiencies, inherited disorders and tumors can be bring about neuropathy.
There are some treatments that may help with neuropathy. These might include medications or changing medications. Physical therapy has been helpful to some as well. Others may get some relief from electrical nerve stimulation.
Capsaicin, the part of peppers that makes them hot, has been used to relieve pain. Applications of such creams will cause initial burning for some, then relief from pain.
According to the University of Maryland, Alpha Lipoic Acid has been used in Germany for years to treat diabetic neuropathy. "In several studies, alpha-lipoic acid appears to help lower blood sugar levels." (https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/alphalipoic-acid) Evening Primrose Oil may also benefit those with neuropathy by helping to improve nerve function. It can however caused increased bleeding in those taking aspirin or blood thinners, so it is important for your doctor to know about any herbs or supplements that you are taking.
We carry a product called Unker's Medicated Salve for which we have received some positive feedback regarding foot pain.
A chiropractor located in Florida presented me with a small jar of "Unker's" medicated salve while going to him for neuropathy conditions in my left leg and both feet. My feet have gone numb and they continually had a nerve burning sensation throughout the day and night. He said to rub the Unker's Medicated salve on my feet at bedtime ...Unker's works great and any burning sensation in my feet normally stops within the hour allowing me a comfortable night's rest. I also use Unker's every day when I travel!
Massages with emu oil may bring relief to affected areas. It is believed that emu oil has fatty acids that may reduce inflammation. Massage by itself also reduces inflammation and helps the body repair itself.
There may be hope for those with even more severe cases of neuropathy. It is important for all of us to take charge of our health and employ a variety of techniques to improve our quality of life.
Healthy Recipe for June
Simple Healthy Grilled Salmon
Grilled Salmon is delicious and great for you too! It is full of vitamins and healthy fats and provides tons of protein.
4-6 oz salmon
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 Tb lemon juice
3 Tb canola oil
Sea Salt & Pepper to taste
Marinade the salmon in garlic, rosemary, oil, lemon, salt and pepper for 30 minutes.
Brush a little oil on grill first. Grill on medium/low heat until salmon is cooked well.
Serve with lemon wedges. Tastes great with brown rice.
Staff Pick for June
Problem: Weight Loss without Hunger
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is fairly bland, it is not bad and it dissolves very well in cold water. It can be easily "doctored" up to suit your tastes too! We like it
because it has a low glycemic index and frankly is far better than any other diet or protein drink on the market (in our humble opinion).
Drink it to lose weight or simply to get more vitamins and protein in your diet.