CIPN symptoms feel like numbness or “pins and needles” in your hands and feet; difficulty picking up an object or buttoning clothing, ringing in your ears or loss of hearing, changes in vision; sudden, stabbing pains in your hands or feet. The toxicity of the chemotherapy eats away at the nerve covering called the myelin sheath. This results in poor nerve transmission
While these symptoms seem to be minor the real issue becomes lack of mobility. Then we have to consider the risk of falling which skyrockets in this segment of the population. So it may seem minor but the comorbidities are very serious.
Exercise helps every condition that afflicts mankind. Peripheral neuropathy is another condition to help. Exercise does not need to be strenuous. It can be at a slow pace. The key here is to get started. Then you must continue to maintain all the positive gains you will achieve through regular exercise
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The study showed that those who exercised saw a lessening of neuropathic symptoms as opposed to those who were in the control group. The authors concluded that exercise is a promising tool that clinicians should consider prescribing for patients receiving taxane-based, platinum-based, and vinca alkaloid-based drugs, especially for geriatric patients. Research has shown that strengthening exercises for peripheral neuropathy moderately improve muscle strength in people with PN. In addition, exercises to help peripheral neuropathy
, when done regularly, may reduce neuropathic pain and can help control blood sugar levels. What are you waiting for? Time to start exercising is now.
Research has shown that strengthening exercises for peripheral neuropathy moderately improve muscle strength in people with PN. In addition, exercises to help peripheral neuropathy, when done regularly, may reduce neuropathic pain and can help control blood sugar levels. Exercise helps to alleviate pain related to nerve damage (neuropathic pain) by reducing levels of certain inflammation-promoting factors, suggests an experimental study.
Neuropathy is considered as a comorbidity for patients who underwent cancer treatement. As with most situations exercise will help tremendously with patient outcomes. For those who cannot exercise we recomend using whole body vibration. This passive form of exercise is helpful for those who are too weak to benefit from more active aerobic forms of exercise. The increased blood flow will oxygenate the enitre body.