Diabetic Foot Pain Relief. Foot and Ankle Exercises For People With Diabetes

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Do you struggle with diabetic foot pain? Get relief with these foot and ankle exercises

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Diabetes is one of the most common reasons people seek relief for painful feet. Thats because when you have diabetes, you are constantly living with high blood sugar levels. The problem is that over the long term, these elevated levels can deteriorate and damage nerves. Specifically, the nerves that are most susceptible are in the hands and feet. Once these nerves break down, it causes the pain you may be feeling. Diabetic foot pain is commonly described by patients as tingling, burning, sharp, shooting, and lightning-like. Other unpleasant symptoms include numbness, feelings of feet and legs being “asleep,” or prickling or crawling sensations.

What can be done for diabetic foot pain relief?

Although there is currently no cure for this complication of diabetes, optimal glucose control helps to prevent diabetic foot pain. That means managing your glucose levels through living a healthy lifestyle, eating well, and exercising are powerful in providing long term relief with positive side effects.

Foot exercises, massage, and using foot rolling devices are excellent ways to help keep those muscles and joints from becoming stiff. Exercises focused on the foot and ankle can bring great benefits. Improving range of motion can positively affect gait, pressure distribution, and risk of foot ulceration. Here are some great foot and leg exercises for anyone managing the condition of diabetic foot pain neuropathy.

These exercises can be done from a chair or the floor. Before starting, take a moment to get the body into good postural alignment with the shoulders back and down and spine lengthened.

This free routine offers you a program to follow to help diabetic foot pain go away. As always, please check with your doctor before starting this or any exercise routine. If you struggle with diabetic foot pain, you should have your feet visually and manually inspected every day. Be prudent, be cautious and follow the rules of good health!

Diabetic Foot Pain Relief. Foot and Ankle Exercises For People With Diabetes

Diabetic foot pain relief exercises

  • Flex and point the toes
  • Ankle circles
  • “Piano toes”
  • Prancing
  • Leg Raises
  • Calf stretch
  • Single leg balance

Press play on the Diabetic foot pain relief exercise video below to try these helpful movements now.

Do you need more help managing your diabetes? Contact me at carolinejordanfitness@gmail.com for fitness coaching. I offer virtual coaching for clients ALL OVER THE WORLD! I can help you get fit and prevent diabetes from impacting the quality of your life. Id love to help you feel better. Life is too short to be slowed down by pain! Send me a email and get started now.

Exercise is an important way to prevent and treat diabetic foot pain. You want to keep the muscles working and the joints moving! Make sure to move your body most days of the week. Id recumbent at least 30 minutes of exercise daily (walking, biking, strength training, group fitness classes), anything to get your heart pumping and blood flowing! If your diabetic foot pain prevents you from following a traditional exercise program, check out my Hurt Foot Fitness plan online. This coached program offers you a structured strength, cardio, and flexibility daily routine that is safe to do with diabetic foot pain. You’ll get low impact workouts, chair cardio, foot exercises, and MORE. Following this program will help you manage the symptoms of diabetes and get relief from your diabetic foot pain. Enroll in the program here and lets get MOVING! 

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