Neuropathy is a common side effect of cancer treatment. Many chemotherapy’s have this effect and it can get better or last a lifetime. Treat the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and maintain quality of life with these few suggestions listed below.
Other things that you can do to treat or manage peripheral neuropathy are:
- Yoga stretches to keep healthy range of motion in our joints and circulation in our extremities.
- Get a massage to help to improve circulation and decrease pain.
- Visit a rehabilitation therapist to help strengthen muscles that are weak, reduce cramps and pain and improve coordination and balance.
- Try acupuncture to help restore balance and control your pain and other symptoms.
- Wearing support stockings and supportive, cushioned shoes.
Here are some resources that might help you better understand how to treat and manage peripheral neuropathy:
- Daily Health News article on Natural Cures for Painful Neuropathy
- Cancer Supportive Care programs publication on Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet
- American Cancer Society’s support and treatment information on Peripheral Neuropathy Caused by Chemotherapy
I hope that you find this helpful and something that you can refer to.