It can be difficult to exercise when dealing with Neuropathy. Oftentimes you might find yourself doing less and less simply because it’s just too painful. But you can’t quit. Inactivity can be worse for Neuropathy symptoms than low-impact exercise. You just have to find the right exercises and activities that work for you.
At Neuropathy Treatment Clinic of Oklahoma, we believe in looking at your lifestyle as a whole, not just treating the symptoms causing the most trouble. Your individualized plan will look at not only your points of pain, but at your physical activity and diet as well. This approach to wellness gives you the power to get back to doing things again.
NTCO will give you those next steps to recovery that you have been searching for.
About 20 million people in the U.S. struggle with pain, numbness, and over-sensitivity due to Neuropathy and many of them have trouble figuring out how to continue an exercise regime which seems to make their symptoms worse. Low impact options like walking and water aerobics can be easier on your feet and joints but still give you a great cardio work-out.
Increasing your movement and heart rate are very important for those suffering with peripheral Neuropathy. The key reason is that it increases blood circulation which strengthens nerve tissues because of the increase in oxygen to the cells. And it not only improves your physical function, but also combats depression, helps maintain weight, improves your pain tolerance, can put you in an overall better mood, and will probably help you sleep better. Aerobic exercise is also known to help control blood glucose levels and could lower insulin requirements.
Because symptoms can vary for those struggling with Neuropathy, it is important that you talk with your doctor about what exercises and activities would be best for your situation. Some activities might harm you but be great for someone else. The doctors at NTCO will know what exercises will be best for you and give you a treatment plan that is sure to bring success.
Remember that YOU CAN AGAIN with help from the Neuropathy Treatment Clinic of Oklahoma.