Winter Cold and the Affect on Neuropathy

With winter in full gear, the winter cold has an effect on neuropathy. It can magnify sensitivity. The nerve pain seems to intensify no matter what you do. And all those layered socks don’t seem to help at all.

Why winter cold can hurt

Being in colder weather causes extra sensitivity. Further damage to the already inflamed nerves is a possibility. Cold weather tends to slow blood circulation. Watch out for your hands and feet. People with numbness may not even recognize the warning signs. Their body might be telling them to warm up.

The first part of helping your hands and feet is to avoid being outside in the cold for long periods of time. You don’t want frostbite. But don’t restrict yourself to having fun outdoors.

Of course, bundling up is a step in the right direction. Warm hats, mittens, and socks are perfect to protect those parts of the body from experiencing neuropathy. Exercise is another great way to stimulate circulation. What else?

An option to explore is light therapy. Using an at-home light therapy system can really help your neuropathy. It helps reverse some of the effects like numbness, tingling, burning sensation. Fortunately, light therapy increases circulation and often relieves symptoms. Light therapy is a drug-free, non-invasive solution to reducing neuropathy pain.

Science confirms infrared light therapy works for neuropathy. In 2006, 2239 people suffering from neuropathy found their numbness and sensation were improved by 66% and pain levels were reduced by 67% after using light therapy. Imagine!

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Whether the weather is cold or warm outside, making good choices by taking extra care of your hands and feet can make all the difference.