Can I exercise with neuropathy?

Yes, you can exercise with neuropathy—and you should. Regular exercise is a critical part of managing and treating the disease. It supplies the damaged nerves with oxygen and nutrients, plus it helps manage medical conditions (diabetes, obesity, nutritional deficiency, etc.) that cause the neuropathy in the first place.

However, your exercises should be chosen carefully to avoid accidental injury. Numb feet that can’t report pain to the brain are at high risk, and the consequences of a festering wound or injury are very high.

Do not begin any exercise program without consulting us first. We can help you select effective, safe, low-impact exercises and stretches to use. This will help you gain the benefits of exercise for your neuropathy while minimizing the risk of unintended consequences. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Harvey Danciger, give us a call today at (760) 568-0108.

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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle