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Stopping Neuropathy at Home with the ReBuilder

Why Are My Feet Numb?

Last month, we covered the different causes of numbness in your hands.  But what if your feet go numb?  While there is some crossover in the conditions that cause numb hands and feet, there are several conditions that only affect your lower extremities.  Below, we've compiled a list of conditions that can cause numbness in your feet.  Please remember, this is not intended as a basis for diagnosis or a substitute for medical advice.  We just want to give you a starting point if you wish to begin your own research.

The Science Behind The ReBuilder®

There are many different reasons your nerves can become damaged, however the outcome is the same: impaired motor function, numbness, tingling, and pain.  When nerves are functioning properly, they send signals from the peripheries (hands, feet, etc) to the brain, giving it information about the world you and your body’s condition.  These signals come in the form of electrical impulses that, in a healthy nerve, are naturally sloping.

However, in a damaged nerve, these electrical signals become muddled and lose their shape.  These malformed signals send the brain a muddled message, which the brain usually interprets as some form of pain.  To get these electrical signals back into a natural shape, outside intervention is necessary.  That’s where the ReBuilder® comes in.

How to Clean Your ReBuilder Accessories

Whether you use our conductive garments or footbaths, we expect you’ll eventually need to wash them for one reason or another.  And to get the best results from your ReBuilder® accessories, you need to know how to clean them properly.  Luckily, we’ve provided easy cleaning instructions for you.

The most important thing to remember is NEVER machine wash or dry your ReBuilder® Accessories!

Why Are My Hands Numb?

senior rubbing their numb hand

Unfortunately, most of the world's population has very little medical training or knowledge.  So there's nothing worse than your hands going numb with no apparent cause.  Luckily, we've compiled a list of conditions that can cause numbness.  Please remember, this is not intended as a basis for diagnosis or a substitute for medical advice.  We just want to give you a starting point if you wish to begin your own research.

12 DIY Neuropathy Aids

markers and pencils on a desk

Let’s be honest, neuropathy is expensive.  With medication, doctor visits, and any assistive devices you might need to make daily tasks manageable, the costs can start to rack up.  Just last week, we talked about the different tools available to make life with neuropathy easier, so this week we’d like to discuss how you can make some of those tools at home.  We’ve tried to keep the items needed for these projects limited to what most households would already have lying around, though any exceptions will be marked and an alternative given.

Daily Tools for Neuropathy

Man holding toolbox

When you have neuropathy, it impacts every aspect of your life.  Suddenly, what was so easy for you before, becomes a chore.  Luckily, there are tools to help you stay on top of your daily activities without neuropathy taking control!  Companies have spent decades crafting assistive devices for arthritis and fortunately, people with neuropathy can benefit from these same innovations!  This is not a complete list by any means, but hopefully it will give you a jumping off point to begin your own research.  After all, it’s always best to look at all your options to decide what assistive devices will work best for you!

Vacationing with Neuropathy

Family vacationing on beach

In the US, schools have let out for the summer and you know what that means?  Family vacations!  But if you suffer from neuropathy, vacations can be a bit of a daunting prospect. How can you be sure everything will be accessible for you?  It’s so easy to forget medications when away from home, how can you keep your schedule intact?  Luckily, we’re here to help so you can enjoy time with your family without stressing the details!

Headaches: What You Need to Know

Woman holding aching head

Headaches: everybody gets them, nobody likes them. But how much do you really know about them? For how common and universal the experience is, most people don’t know much about headaches. And since it’s Headache Awareness Week, we’re doing our part to spread the word and give you the tools to live a happier, healthier life!