Diabetes is a dangerous disease because of all the complications associated with it – heart disease, renal disease, blindness, etc. If not managed properly, one of the common complications that might develop as a side effect of high blood sugar levels is diabetic neuropathy (also called peripheral neuropathy).
Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage from diabetes and this may cause numbness and tingling sensation in the fingers, toes, hands, and feet. Due to this, it’s really important to monitor the blood glucose levels and try to use these home remedies to help deal with the pain.
Drink A Cup Of Ginger Tea
Ginger tea possesses anti-inflammatory properties that can help provide relief from diabetes nerve pain. Consumption of the tea can also help the patient manage his blood sugar levels.
To make a ginger tea, we simply need to boil a cup of water and add a tablespoon of ginger powder or 2 pieces of fresh ginger. Let it steep for 5-10 minutes. Consume the tea every day.
Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, anti-diabetes, anti-microbial, and immune-boosting properties that may help in treating diabetic nerve pain.
For this remedy, we can use cinnamon oil for massaging the affected area. Also, drinking cinnamon tea is recommended. Cinnamon tea can be made by adding a cinnamon stick or ground cinnamon to a teapot. Add the boiling water. Let the cinnamon tea steep for 8-10 minutes. Strain the tea into a cup and drink every day.
Warm Water Bath
Having a warm water bath is considered to be the easiest home remedy that we can try to help deal with diabetic nerve pain. It is believed that heat helps improve blood circulation and speeds up the healing process.
For this remedy, the patient should take a warm water bath every day for 20 minutes. A cup of Epsom salt water can also be added to the bathwater.
This simple remedy for treating diabetic nerve pain works by improving the blood flow in the veins and strengthening the muscles.
Have a few drops of coconut oil on the affected area and massage it for 5-10 minutes. Wrap the area with a warm towel after massaging. For best results, do this several times a day.
Stress only makes inflammation worse and also increases one’s risk for various diabetic complications.
Manage stress by spending more time doing hobbies or being in nature, exercising, practicing healing prayer, meditating, and being around family and friends.
Endorphins are natural painkillers that are released with we exercise. Doing activities such as walking or swimming can help promote blood flow and create a long-lasting expansion in blood vessels thus nourishing damaged nerves back to health. Also, being physically active can help lower down blood sugar levels and help keep diabetes under control.
Walk or swim for 20 minutes daily to improve blood sugar levels.