How Can Physical Therapy Help With Neuropathy?

If you’re living with neuropathy, you know that the pain can be debilitating. You may also feel like you’ve lost some control over your body. But physical therapy can help. Pain from neuropathy may be treated using a variety of physical therapy techniques. Your physical therapist will work with you to create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Remember that regardless of the underlying cause, physical therapy can offer countless advantages to those with neuropathy. Let’s take a look!

Physical Therapy Improves Strength and Function

One of the primary goals of physical therapy is to help people regain strength and function. This is especially important for neuropathy, as the condition can lead to muscle weakness and atrophy. Physical therapy can help improve strength and function by providing targeted exercises designed to improve muscle function.

For those experiencing neuropathy, physical therapy can help you get your strength back by:

  • Performing light-weight lifting
  • Improving joint range of motion
  • Increasing endurance
  • Reducing fatigue

Physical Therapy Retains Mobility

In addition to improving strength, physical therapy can also help to retain mobility. This is again due to the targeted exercises that are part of physical therapy. These exercises can help improve range of motion and flexibility, which are essential for maintaining mobility.

Your physical therapist may have you perform the following exercises to help retain mobility:

  • Stretching exercises
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Balance training
  • Walking exercises

Physical Therapy Reduces Neuropathy Pain

Last but definitely not least, physical therapy can help to reduce neuropathy pain. This is likely the most important goal for those with neuropathy, as the pain can be highly debilitating. A physical therapist can use a variety of techniques to help reduce pain and inflammation, including:

  • Massage therapy
  • Stretching techniques
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Heat/cold therapy

Your Partner in Pain Relief at Neuropathy Treatment Clinics of Texas

At Neuropathy Treatment Clinics of Texas, we are here to help you find relief from neuropathy pain. Our pain management team will work effortlessly to create a plan tailored to your specific needs.

Contact us today to learn more by calling (972) 441-5634 or filling out our contact form. We look forward to treating you!