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What are some home treatments for dealing with pain from diabetic neuropathy?
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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Home remedies
Home remedies for the pain of diabetic neuropathy can include soaking in cool water, using topical cold packs, breaking up prolonged sitting with walk breaks, rubbing/massaging feet, and desensitization exercises.
Over-the-counter zostrix (capsaicin) cream can also provide pain relief when used regularly (some cannot tolerate the cream). You could consider adding a daily b complex vitamin supplement.

In brief: Home remedies
Home remedies for the pain of diabetic neuropathy can include soaking in cool water, using topical cold packs, breaking up prolonged sitting with walk breaks, rubbing/massaging feet, and desensitization exercises.
Over-the-counter zostrix (capsaicin) cream can also provide pain relief when used regularly (some cannot tolerate the cream). You could consider adding a daily b complex vitamin supplement.
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
In brief: Neuropathy
Walk with shoes, keep feet dry and clean, check your feet daily, sleep with socks, don;t wear tight shoes.
Pain: keep in mind the effect of medications lags behind effect (once sugar is controlled, inflamation is gone, the relieve of pain may take months b/c nerves are retarded/take a while to respond. Analogy: earthquake last min, effect of rebuilding take years. Dont change med too quickly.

In brief: Neuropathy
Walk with shoes, keep feet dry and clean, check your feet daily, sleep with socks, don;t wear tight shoes.
Pain: keep in mind the effect of medications lags behind effect (once sugar is controlled, inflamation is gone, the relieve of pain may take months b/c nerves are retarded/take a while to respond. Analogy: earthquake last min, effect of rebuilding take years. Dont change med too quickly.
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