Preventing Falling

How big a problem is falling anyway?  Neuropathy puts people at risk for falling in a couple different ways. In some people it weakens their muscles so they are more likely to fall. In those who can’t feel their feet well, they can’t feel if their foot is planted...

The Dangers of Self-Diagnosis and Treatment

Ever heard the phrase “The doctor who treats himself is a fool?”  That old saying is even more true today. In this day of the internet people often look up their symptoms and then try to treat themselves. But when you attempt a self-diagnosis and then treat your own...

Balance and Neuropathy Treatment

One of the more common but sometimes under diagnosed components of some forms of peripheral neuropathy is loss of balance. Patients will often say “I don’t have neuropathy; I only walk like I’ve had a few drinks”. In the clinic, we call this “gait” changes. This is...

NATURAL MANAGEMENT OF PAIN AND INFLAMMATION

Most people with peripheral neuropathy also have inflammation that goes with their neuropathy pain.  And they often get treatment with a variety of drugs by different doctors. But the truth is that the same factors that led you to having neuropathy pain may also lead...

PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY SELF HELP TIPS

Here are five simple self help tips for peripheral neuropathy sufferers. Move As Much As Possible! Just move the big muscles in your legs as often and as much as you possibly can. Exercise, even very gently at first, improves circulation. Improved blood flow to the...