Are you waking up in the morning with your arms or feet tingling all over or does sitting or standing too long troubling you? Tingling in hands and feet though not a serious issue, still may hamper your day to day activities by restricting your movements.
A tingling sensation is referred to as ‘pins and needles’ sensation and it is medically termed as paresthesia. It is categorized by a burning or tingling sensation in the hands and feet that cause weakness, pain and numbness in the extremities. It is usually a temporary condition and needs medical care if the symptoms persist for a longer duration and if it is due to an underlying medical condition like diabetes, multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia.
Peripheral nerves send messages from brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body, when nerves are damaged, messages are disturbed and this affects the way the body responds to pain, temperature and other reflexes. It can develop suddenly or can spread gradually over time.
Preventive Measures To Tackle Numbness In The Body Include:
- Restrict constant movements.
- Get adequate rest.
- Move around for every 30-60 minutes if you have been sitting for a longer duration.
- Use wrist support like splints at night to ease nerve compression.
- Do stretching exercises regularly like shoulder rotation, neck raises, bends and ankle toe movements to enhance blood circulation.
- Do simple yoga asanas like neck and back stretches, pelvic tilts to restore the blood circulation and avert tingling sensation.
- Eat a healthy and well-balanced diet loaded with essential vitamins and minerals to promote the normal functioning of the body.
Many natural and traditional remedies are available that focus on easing pain and curing the conditions. Try some of these effective home remedies to enhance the nerve functions and treat tingling sensation.
Easy Home Remedies To Manage Tingling Sensations
Essential oils have the amazing power to cure neurological problems like tingling in hands and feet. Lavender essential oil is valued as one of the best oils for treating tingling sensation as it possesses potent anti-inflammatory and analgesics properties which helps to alleviate nerve pain and repair nerve damages. Regular massaging with lavender or cypress essential oils helps to repair nerve damage and restore the functioning of the nerves.
How To Do: Add 10-12 drops of lavender oil with a carrier oil like coconut or olive oil, mix well and massage this oil well in the hands and feet, let it stay overnight. Repeat this once daily for best result.
Massage Therapy works wonders in lessening constant tingling sensation in the hands and feet. Massaging stimulates the nerves, enhance the blood circulation and restores normal nerve functioning thereby facilitates to maintain nerve health.
Apple Cider Vinegar(ACV)
The potent anti-inflammatory effect and vast reserves of acetic acid content in apple cider vinegar helps to restore and repair damaged nerves. Besides this, the richness of vital nutrients in ACV boost energy and speed up the recovery process. Also Read: Top Five Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar(ACV)
How To Do: Add 1 teaspoon of ACV to a glass of warm water mix well and add little honey, drink this water once daily for a good result.
Warm Compress is a best to fix to promote the blood circulation in the affected hands and feet. Giving warm compress promote blood circulation and improve the functioning of the nerves and aids in treating the tingling sensation.
How To Do: Take a warm compress and place it over the affected regions for 5-7 minutes. Repeat this thrice daily to ease pain and tingling sensation.
Epsom salt contains notable amounts of magnesium which help to lower the inflammation in the body. It works by restoring affected and inflamed nerves causing the tingling sensation.
How To Do: Add a cup of Epsom salt in a tub filled with water and immerse in the tub for about 15-20 minutes and take bath, do this once daily to improve blood circulation and lessen the tingling sensation.
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