Can Massage Help Neuropathy

by Brandt R. Gibson, DPM on 23 May 2011

Peripheral neuropathy can become extremely painful and debilitating, especially at night.  So often we are asked if neuropathy can be treated with foot rubs or massage.  In my experience with patients, we have found significant improvement of symptoms, especially pain from the massage.

The theories behind this improvement include stimulating the nerves and muscles and alternative therapies will say it “calls into play the body’s natural life force.”  Although I believe the healing potential of the body is underutilized, the massage actually has a medical basis for improving the symptoms.  Studies have shown improved blood circulation, increasing oxygen capacity by up to 15%, allowing muscles to relax and increase of endorphins (which treat the pain symptoms).

So basically, massage can improve neuropathy symptoms at least, and may even improve the blood flow to the nerves allowing healing.

My recommendation would be to enjoy the massage and the associated relaxing effects, and in many cases it will help your neuropathy.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

xxx tube October 1, 2011 at 7:39 am

I very lucky to find this web site on bing, just what I was searching for : D likewise saved to fav.

Reply

Heath Aipperspach October 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm

This is the right weblog for anyone who desires to seek out out about this topic. You notice so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I truly would need?HaHa). You undoubtedly put a new spin on a subject thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

Reply

liza November 14, 2011 at 7:36 am

Why is the pain worse at night? What helps? Why is there periods of hot o cold sensation on the fingers n toes?

Reply

Maisie Schlieper November 22, 2011 at 10:34 am

I?m impressed, I have to say. Actually hardly ever do I encounter a weblog that?s each educative and entertaining, and let me inform you, you will have hit the nail on the head. Your thought is excellent; the issue is one thing that not sufficient people are talking intelligently about. I am very joyful that I stumbled throughout this in my seek for something referring to this.

Reply

fibromyalgia symptoms December 2, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I feel this is one of the most significant info for me. And i am satisfied studying your article. However wanna remark on few general issues, The website taste is wonderful, the articles is in point of fact nice : D. Excellent task, cheers

Reply

sexdate 4 all December 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm

You have a great weblog and I like your style of writing about this stuff. Keep up the good work!

Reply

Yves Elliott February 21, 2012 at 7:20 am

Informative and very easy to read.

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: