The numb feet associated with diabetic and peripheral neuropathy can not be cured fully but treatments can be adopted to provide relief in the symptoms and to prevent the further development of the disease. There are 2 types of treatments.
The first treatment option is to treat the pain and not worry about the long term progression of the disease. The second treatment option is to attack the disease by finding the cause and using proven nutrients to rebuild nerve strength. In addition, a few supplements are added to treat any deficiency such as thiamine, riboflavin, niacine and vitamin B6, vitamin B1 and vitamin B12.
Treating the Pain
Pain relief should be the first motto in the treatment. Pain relief can be found through prescription pain medications but this is not ideal in most situations. These drugs carry serious side effects on the body’s organs and can also be habit forming. There are also topical treatments such as lidocaine and special creams that help alleviate nerve pain and numb feet.
They relieve the pain by inhibiting the chemical process responsible for pain in brain and spine. There are several other types of ant-depressants that have been shown to help, consult your healthcare advisor. These are not without side effects, you may experience nausea, vomiting, weakness and digestive problems. These can also be habit forming and difficult to stop taking.