So, just what is the connection between smoking cigarettes and peripheral neuropathy?
Of the many different causes of neuropathy, diabetes is the most common. It is estimated that 60% or more of people with diabetes will develop neuropathy at one point or another.
For some reason, there seems to be a general shared opinion that the first thing you should do when you feel pain is to just ignore it. Many people grew up being told to “just walk it off” after an injury or to “wait and see” when it comes to feeling pain anywhere in our bodies. As a child, this advice may have prevented unneeded trips to the doctor, but as an adult, it is no longer advisable to ignore pain. In fact, there are some pains that should be addressed just as soon as possible.
Most people do not have any idea what peripheral neuropathy is until they or someone they are close to is diagnosed with the condition. They may have no idea that nerve cells can be damaged to a point that it causes communication breakdown resulting in uncomfortable tingling and numbness in their hands and feet.
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When it comes to knee pain treatment, there are many unfortunate myths that exist. Luckily, Arrowhead Health Centers is committed to providing patients with the most accurate information possible. To help spread awareness about OsteoArthritis and the treatment of it, we’ve rounded up some of the the most common myths about OA & knee pain treatment. Read on to discover what’s true and what’s false when it comes to the potentially confusing world of OsteoArthritis knee pain treatment.
Q: Will sleeping with my feet elevated help with the tingling sensation I feel at night?
A: For many people with peripheral neuropathy, evenings and nights bring an increase of symptoms such as tingling, burning, numbness or prickling sensations in the legs and feet. Just when you want to wind down at the end of the day, these symptoms can interrupt your night and rob you of the relaxation and sleep your body needs. There are many remedies, tips and tricks that our patients have tried to reduce their symptoms and help improve their ability to sleep. One question we get asked quite often is, “Will sleeping with my feet elevated help with the tingling sensation I feel at night?”
Laying down in bed should be a relaxing time to decompress after a long day. But for people with peripheral neuropathy, bedtime can be uncomfortable and concerning. The mere brush of a sheet against your hyper-sensitive feet can cause incredible discomfort. Because peripheral neuropathy and sleep, do not mix well.