The weakness, numbness, tingling and discomfort caused by peripheral neuropathy can be irritating and painful. There are a variety of treatment options and remedies available, and many of our patients come to us having tried many of them, but still seek relief from this frustrating nerve disorder. One question we get asked quite often is, “Will compression garments help with peripheral neuropathy?” While we have heard of this method working for some people and not for others, here is a bit of information that might be helpful for you. Compression stockings or socks are elastic or stretchy garments worn around the legs that compress the limbs and have a shrinking effect on distended veins. This causes the velocity of blood flow to increase. Most people think the increased blood flow velocity and the compressed fabric on your skin will help with the burning sensation and discomfort that often accompanies peripheral neuropathy. Compression garments have also been said to reduce cramping and help with nerve and temperature sensitivity. The most important thing to remember is that your nerves are a vital, yet fragile part of your body. You deserve the best medical attention to determine the remedies and treatments that will best resolve your symptoms and will finally bring relief to your life. At Arrowhead Health Centers, we take the time to work with each patient and design a unique treatment plan tailored to their individual needs and circumstances. We will offer you our best support and advice and will discuss all options with you, including the home remedies and solutions you show interest in. Please give us a call at 623-334-4000, option 9 and let us help you find relief from the peripheral neuropathy symptoms you struggle with. You deserve to feel healthy and free yourself from the discomfort that holds you back.
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