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Nullify Neuropathy Symptoms with Exercise

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Nerve PainWhile the burning, tingling, and pain of neuropathy can easily convince you to skip out on your exercise routine, making sure you move your body is actually just what you need! When you get your heart pumping and your blood flowing, it helps boost your circulation which in turn eases neuropathy symptoms. Lucky for us there are plenty of fitness centers in Carmichael that offer a host of low-impact cardio options to make exercising with neuropathy even easier.

You can try swimming some laps, taking that yoga or Pilates class you’ve been thinking about, or using a rowing machine or stationary bike. Rather be outside? No problem! Simply going for a walk is a great way to get some fitness into your day, or you can go for a real bike ride or a swim in an outdoor pool. It’s also good to incorporate some range of motion and flexibility exercises to keep feet nimble instead of numb. You can do this whenever you’re sitting down by pointing your toes and flexing your feet, and rotating your ankles one way then the other.

Of course, sometimes exercise is not enough to give you the complete relief you need. In that case, we can discuss other treatment methods to ease neuropathy symptoms, such as medications, massage, or laser therapy

In the meantime, don’t let neuropathy slow you down. Get out there and get moving. Your feet will thank you for it! Call us with questions or if you’d like to make an appointment. You can reach our Carmichael, CA office by dialing (916) 961-3434.
Dr. Brian McDowell
Dr. Brian McDowell, board-certified podiatrist, provides cutting-edge foot and ankle care in Carmichael, CA.
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