One of our most frequently asked questions is this: Can I use pain relief cream for neuropathy?
The short answer is yes.
Neuropathy impacts about 65 percent of patients with diabetes, causing numbness, tingling, and pain in the extremities, as well as a variety of other symptoms. Although neuropathy can affect almost any part of the body, peripheral neuropathy -- which impacts the arms, legs, feet, and hands -- is most common.
Neuropathy occurs as a result of nerve damage caused by prolonged, elevated blood sugar levels. Among patients with diabetes, about 65 percent suffer from some kind of neuropathy, and the risks increase with age and duration of the disease. Neuropathies also seem to be more common in people who struggle to control their blood glucose, blood fat, blood pressure, and weight.
Neuropathy pain relief cream
Nerve pain can be debilitating for patients who suffer from it, so it’s important to understand your options. Most patients choose topical ointments, which relieve nerve pain by numbing the affected areas. They can be applied directly to the painful areas, making them a convenient choice for neuropathy patients.
BenfoComplete Extra Strength BenfoCreme is a vitamin-enhanced body cream that provides temporary relief from neuropathy and nerve pain. The body butter is a topical combination of Benfotiamine, L-Arginine HCL, and Vitamins A and E. BenfoCreme can be used on its own, or in conjunction with other BenfoComplete products for relief from the pain of neuropathy. Some patients refrigerate it for an added cooling sensation.
In early studies, L-Arginine improved circulation in the feet, so when used as a neuropathy foot cream, BenfoCreme can improve circulation and reduce the risk of diabetic foot ulcers.
Strategies to reduce neuropathy
Because neuropathy risk increases with uncontrolled blood glucose, it’s also important for patients to adhere to a healthy diet and exercise regularly. A 2015 study at the University of Kansas Medical Center reported that aerobic exercise reduced the perceived pain of diabetic neuropathy. Early results indicate that the exercise didn’t eliminate the pain, but rather that it reduced the impacts of pain during other activities such as walking and sleeping.
Together with exercise and a healthy diet, BenfoComplete’s neuropathy cream can help patients with diabetes overcome the symptoms of nerve damage that can interfere with daily life. Taken with BenfoComplete’s other products, patients have reported significant relief from the pain and swelling associated with neuropathy.
BenfoComplete’s neuropathy pain relief cream provides fast relief of the pain associated with diabetic nerve damage. For patients with diabetic neuropathy, it can be a small step toward improving daily life.
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