The Diabetic Companion on Neuropathy Primer - Part 7C Management of Neuropathy_1 on Foot Care
Management of neuropathy_1 takes many forms. We have covered four issues on this. Eat healthy, exercise, stop prolonged pressure and avoid things that can cause damage to the nerves. We also started on the fifth which is on foot care but there is so much to cover we have to continue the topic on this page.
We mentioned on the previous page there are many ways to pamper your feet by smoothing out cracked skin and soothing dry heels. A spa has special massages, soaks and scrubs. If you don’t want to do it at the spa, you can do it yourself at home.
After a day’s work you can soak your tired feet in a basin of warm water for eight to ten minutes. You can use scented bath crystals or dead Sea Salts to relieve sore joints and relax the muscles. These Dead Sea Salts not only help to relieve pain but they also cleanse wounds, surely a part of the management of neuropathy_1.
If you are looking for products to rejuvenate your mind and body, look no further than Mineral Bath Salts These bath salts stimulate circulation and make sore muscles feel better. Or if you don’t have time but want the benefit of Dead Sea Salts, then apply the mineral salts above for feet to look smooth, soft and refreshed.
After the soak, comes the next step which is exfoliate, but be careful. Ask the podiatrist if any of the recommendations will fit your own situation. Foot scrubs are essential to fresh healthy feet but use a gentle scrub like Cucumber Scrub to reduce the inflammation.
You can also make your own scrub by mixing two tablespoons of Dead Sea salts and two tablespoons of Epsom salts. Then add a tablespoon of sweet almond oil and a tablespoon of rosehip oil. Work the scrub onto your feet very gently and let it set for ten minutes. Add a few drops of spearmint oil if you want to spruce up the scrub. This will put your effort on the management of neuropathy_1 on the higher level.
The last step after the soak and exfoliate is moisturize. Show your feet some love by giving it a gentle massage with a Hydrating Lotion that will increase the circulation and relieve the ache. Massage improves circulation, relieves pain temporarily and stimulates the nerves. If you can’t do this yourself, get someone to do it for you. Health insurance should be able to pay for this.
It is wise to moisturize before the skin cracks or you run the risk of getting an infection. Watch for white flakes to fall on the floor when you take off the socks at night. That is a sign the skin is dry so apply a moisturizing lotion and put on the socks before going to bed to seal the moisture in and protect the bed linens.
There we are done as of today all about foot care. Mind you this does not mean it’s the end of this issue for we are watchful for anything new that comes out on foot care. And you will be the first one to know for foot care is such an important part of the management of neuropathy_1.
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