Laying Neuropathy Exercises
Get proactive with your neuropathy symptoms.
Learn Exercises to perform in the laying posture
Supine Leg Raise
Start by laying face up(supine) and keep your knee straight. Engage your quadraceps and raise your leg as far as possible. Repeat this for 20-50 reps. You can also alternate between each leg. This engages the leg musculature which improves circulation and aids in venous drainage when your leg is completely elevated.
Side Leg Raise
Start by laying on your side. Keep your knee straight and raise your leg as high as possible. Repeat 20-50 repetitions. This activity engages your hip and gluteal muscles that support you when you walk. Stronger muscles have better circulation and balance.
Prone Leg Raise
For this exercise, lay face down (can be done on your bed) and keep your knee straight. Raise your leg using your gluteal muscles as far as you can. Repeat this 20-50 reps and you can alternate which is preferred. This engages your hamstrings, gluteals and your back muscles to promote strengthening your posterior chain muscles.
Sitting Knee Extension
We included this one with the laying exercises even though it is sitting because the other sitting exercises were focused more on your lower legs and feet. In the sitting position and your legs bent at 90 degrees, extend your knee (straight leg) and repeat 20-50 reps. You can alternate to better engage your core muscles.
Additional Neuropathy Information
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Did you know 70 Million People Suffer From Chronic Pain?
Burning and tingling in your feet and legs, back pain, knee pain, or other joint pain might be signs of peripheral neuropathy.
It’s a condition whereby the nerves in a person’s hands and feet are damaged, cause unpleasant symptoms and decreasing the quality of one’s life.
Don’t Ignore the Pain
Common neuropathy symptoms:
Gradual onset of numbness and tingling of hands and feet
Extreme sensitivity to touch
Decreased coordination which increases risk of falling
Sharp burning pain in the hands and feet
Progressive muscle weakness
Glove and sock feeling even though you aren’t wearing any
What causes neuropathy?
Neuropathy can occur from damage to blood vessels which reduces nutrient delivery to nerve cells causing nerve cell death such as with Diabetes.
Neuropathy can also result from nerve damage due to chemical exposure as well as autoimmune causes such as with chemotherapy.
What is the natural progression of neuropathy?
Depending on the cause of the neuropathy it is generally a progressive condition that worsens over time unless the factors causing the disease are mitigated.
What are the common treatments?
Medications for symptoms (don’t affect helps nerves regenerate).
Therapies to improve balance and activities of daily living.
ALTERNATIVE THERAPY FOR SYMPTOMS
MIRE ™ therapy. A solution that provides drug-free pain relief in less than a week!
What is monochromatic infrared photo energy (MIRE) therapy?
MIRE™ has been shown in numerous clinical studies to improve sensation and reduce pain from progressive peripheral neuropathy. One of the mechanisms of action is through increased nitrous oxide production which increases blood vessel dilation.
What is nitrous oxide and its effects?
Nitrous oxide is produced by almost every cell in the body. It works to relax smooth muscle which is present in blood vessels. This relaxation can increase circulation and lower blood pressure.
Dilates arteries and capillaries
Dilates veins and lymphatics
Mediator of angiogenesis and other growth factors
Reduces platelet aggregation
Why is nitrous oxide so important?
Capillaries in the extremities are the size of a single red blood cell. Nitric Oxide can help pre capillary sphincters dilate to allow for increased flow.
Underlying conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol contribute to blood vessel lining dysfunction (endothelial) resulting in decreased blood flow. NO helps reverse this. High levels of blood glucose reduce availability of N2O.