Standing Neuropathy Exercises
Get proactive with your neuropathy symptoms.
Learn Exercises to perform in the standing posture
Make sure you have something to hold onto for this activity so you don’t fall. You can do this with both legs or one leg at a time if you are strong enough. Simply contract your calf muscle and raise your heel(s) off the ground. Hold for 1 second and then lower. Repeat for 10-30 reps or until you fatigue. This stimulates your lower leg muscles in a weight bearing posture.
This activity can be performed with your back on the wall or with an exercise ball behind you. Start with your knees straight and then slide down the wall until you feel some tension on your thigh muscles. You can hold for 1-2 seconds and then contract your thigh muscles to slide back up the wall. Repeat 10-30 reps or until you fatigue. This stimulates your large leg muscles in a weight bearing posture.
Make sure you have something to hold onto for this activity so you don’t fall. You can do this with both legs or one leg at a time if you are strong enough but both legs usually works well with this activity. Simply rock back on your heels to raise your toes in the air as far as you can. Hold for 1 second and then lower. Repeat for 10-30 reps or until you fatigue. This stimulates your muscles that lift your toes while walking in a weight bearing posture.
One Foot Balance
You must have a stable surface to provide some additional balance for this activity. With your hand bracing you, lift one leg off the ground and balance on the remaining leg. Carefully remove your hand from the stabilizing surface and balance on your one leg. Sustain this for up to 1 minute if possible or as long as you can. Switch legs and repeat. This exercises your ‘proprioception’ or balance mechanisms neurologically.
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.
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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.