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When discussing conditions such as neuropathy there are two things we need to understand. One, neuropathy (short for peripheral neuropathy) is not an isolated condition but rather the symptom of more complex and often unknown problems in the body. Second, it is specifically about damage done to nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. This nerve pain can be found in automatic, motor and sensory regions or processes of the body.
As a result, it is important to examine each case of neuropathy differently. A common sign associated with all those afflicted is a tingling sensation and is more common with people who have diabetes. However as a result, more than 50% of patients with diabetes go undiagnosed do to lack of symptoms. For those who do have symptoms, there can be a loss of feeling in the feet and this can lead to injuries or worse.
There are several methods of treating diabetic neuropathy in particular. These include not smoking or drinking alcohol and having an overall active lifestyle. Yet even with these factors, the loss of sensation in the feet can be debilitating and hinder any progress towards exercising and mobility. That is why more and more doctors are utilizing foot massagers for patients with these conditions.
Currently, the best foot massager for neuropathy is the Variable Speed Foot Massager (also known as the MediMassager). It has eleven speeds, comes with a full-sized foot pad to target pressure points and is used not only by doctors and therapists but patients within their own homes. It’s recommended that you use this machine on a carpet to prevent sliding during use, and begin with a low setting to become accustomed to the vibrations. It can also be used for the calves and shins.
This massager was initially for professional use only and has only just recently been made available to the public. It is both CSA and FDA certified, so you can rest assured that it is well worth the investment for you or someone you know who is suffering from diabetic neuropathy. These days mobility is important to living a healthy and full life, so it is important to take care of your body and especially areas that are hurting you most.