Here’s How Treatment for Neuropathy Works
Neuropathy may present itself as burning, tingling, or numbness in the hands, legs, or feet. It may also cause coldness in the lower legs and feet, impaired balance, and decrease confidence while walking. As cancer, diabetes, and aging are common causes, these symptoms may be overlooked or misdiagnosed. It’s crucial to talk to a healthcare professional, such as a physical therapist, if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms.
Fortunately, there is a way to manage this uncomfortableness. Let’s take a look at how treatment for neuropathy works.
What is Micro-Vascular Therapy?
Micro-vascular therapy is used to treat neuropathy. This is a 15-minute, pain-free, non-invasive treatment. Specialized electrodes are placed on the affected area to increase blood flow and stimulate nerve fibers. The electrodes reduce numbness and pain, promoting nerve healing and increased sensation. It’s worth noting this is not a cure for neuropathy, rather a way to manage this ailment. Your physician will review the treatment frequency with you, as it will depend on the severity of your condition.
Can Physical Therapy Help Neuropathy?
Physical therapy is another option for those suffering from neuropathy. Neuropathy can affect your physical performance, including:
- Increased difficulty standing for long periods or walking without assistance
- Problems with balance and an increased risk of falling
- Trouble with activities like buttoning and tying laces
- Slowed reaction times in the hands, legs, or feet
Physical therapy is meant to increase stability, range of motion, and balance. Through assisted exercise and stretching, areas affected by neuropathy can begin to regain optimal conditions. Often, physical and micro-vascular therapy are used together to achieve heightened results.
What Can AllCure Do for You?
AllCure is experienced in serving patients who are diagnosed with neuropathy. We perform micro-vascular therapy as well as physical therapy services. If you are interested in learning more about treatment for neuropathy, schedule a free consultation with AllCure!