One of the symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy is the loss of complete feeling and numbness in the extremities of the bodies such as the hands and feet.  In particular the toes and balls of the feet and the fingers of the hands.

Exercising these specific parts of the body will help to abate the progress of PN and in some cases will help promote new nerve cell growth in which case PN will reverse to some degree.  It is important to remember that you must be applying several types of treatment in order to control or reverse PN, namely nutrition, supplements, exercise and professional treatment.

You must make simple daily exercises a routine part of controlling your PN symptoms.  These have to become a daily habit for you.

We suggest you do these exercises symmetrically with both feet or hands at the same time in order to cut down on the amount of time the exercises take, you can however do them with one foot or and at a time particularily if you are having co-ordination problems by doing both at the same time.  We suggest you do each exercise at least 10 times then build up your repetitions from there so that over time you are doing 20 to 30 repetitions of the exercises.

Simple foot exercises:

You should sit on the edge of the chair in order to do these exercises for your feet.

Stick both your legs out straight ahead in front of you and rest your heels on the floor.  Curl your toes forward on both your feet then curl them back.  Do this curl back and forth at least 10 times.

With your legs still extended and your heels resting on the floor point your feet away from you as far as you can then point them towards you as far as you can.  Do this at least 10 times in each direction.

Now with your legs still extended, separate your feet by about 1 foot.  Rotate both feet by making concentric circles in one direction.  Do this for at least 10 circles.  Repeat by making concentric circles in the other direction.

Simple hand exercises:

You can sit comfortably in a chair to do these.

With your elbows to the side and palms of each hand facing you, have the thumb of each hand touch the tip of each finger starting with the index finger then moving to the small finger. Then reverse the processes so that you move towards your index finger.  Complete this process so that you are moving back and forth amongst your fingers and touching each one at least 10 times.  Try to keep a 1 inch distance between the tip of your thumb and the tip of your finger like and mimic the motions of the fingers playing a piano.

Now with your elbows to the side and palms of each hand facing you rub the tip of your thumb against the base of your index finger and move it up along the finger to the tip of the index finger then back down to the base.  Now move to the next finger and repeat. Repeat this with each finger at least 10 times.

With your palms facing away from you make a fist then spring open all your fingers and spread them completely apart.  Follow this by making a fist again.  Repeat this process at least 10 times.

Foot exercise with a small rubber exercise ball:

The exercise ball you use should be soft cushion rubber sometimes called stress balls, they are they type of balls used when you donate blood and you are asked to squeeze the ball.  If you do not have one we have provided a few which you can buy from amazon at the bottom of this page.

Site near the edge of a chair and place the ball on the floor in front of you.  Now try to grab it and lift if off the floor with your toes.  Hold it for a few seconds and then release it and let it drop.  Do this at least 10 times with each foot.

Once you get more advanced and feel more confident at picking up the ball with your toes then hand the ball over from one foot to the other, back and forth by just holding the ball with your toes.  Pass the ball back and forth at least 10 times with each foot thus 20 times total.

Hand exercise with a small rubber exercise ball:

Holding the rubber ball in the palm of one hand and slowly squeeze the ball for 1 sec then release the squeeze in the next second and repeat at least 10 times.  Now repeat this with the other hand.

There are many other excellent hand exercises that are best described by the physical therapy products we selected below.  The main point is to do something on a daily basis to exercise your feet and your hands.  Over time, in most cases over a 2-3 month period, you will start noticing a difference in the reduced level of numbness and increased level of feeling  in your hands and feet.

Thera-Flex Therapy Putty – 2 oz – Yellow – Soft Resistance – For Physical Therapy and Hand Exercise

Professional grade therapy putty for hand and finger rehab and exercise, and for stress reduction
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Set of 5 Hand / Finger / Forearm Resistance Bands for Exercise, Therapy and Stress Relief

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PRO Medical Hand and Finger Exerciser, Red, Light

No.1 Hand Exerciser in the World
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NOVA Medical Products Exercise Squeeze Star, Pink

Variable resistance training for hands, fingers, and forearms
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Isokinetics Inc. Hand Exercise Squeeze Ball – Egg Shaped – Yellow – Extra Soft

Made of thermoplastic rubber (TPE)
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Handmaster Plus Physical Therapy Hand Exerciser, Medium

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FitBalls: Hand Strengthener & Hand Exerciser. Relief From Texting, Typing & Repetitive Strain Injury. Alleviates & Prevents Carpal Tunnel & Tendonitis ~ Includes Exclusive FitBalls Hand Therapy & Fitness Guide.

Alleviates Repetitive Strain Injury From Texting, Typing & Gaming
Reduces Stress, Increases Flexibility & Eases Muscle Tension
Three Medical Grade Rubber Balls Of Increasing Resistance (Soft, Medium, Firm) -- Unique Textured Surface!

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Chinese Healthy Balls #40555 (Blue with Phoenix Bird and Dragon)

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Full kit for strengthening and rehabbing hands, wrists, and forearms
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Ultimate Hand Exerciser Hand Strengthener Bundle – 2 Great Exercisers For Hand, Finger & Wrist Strength Training Exercises For Guitar, Piano, Golf, Tennis & Physical Therapy – Hand Exerciser With Adjustable Resistance For Each Finger Plus Stretch Band Exerciser – Full Instructions Included

The M513 bundle consists of two outstanding exercisers: The MVR5 Hand and Finger Exerciser and the SA-13 Stretch Band Exerciser
The MVR5 Hand and Finger Exerciser offers resistance adjustable from 3.0 - 8.5 lb on each finger, thereby allowing a single unit to meet all of your exercise needs. This saves you money because you would have to buy four fixed resistance exercisers to get the same exercise capabilities as one MVR5. The innovative 5-button design allows finger extension exercises, critical for piano and guitar players.
The SA-13 Stretch Band Exerciser is the perfect compliment to the hand and finger exerciser. Using both exercisers together provides a complete strength training program for all muscle groups in the fingers, hand, and wrist.

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SPORTS & OUTDOORS - The Archer Hand Grip is for hand therapy but offer a challenge to all types of athletes including baseball players and golfers that want to improve their bat and golf swing speed. Even rock climbers that want to improve their finger grip will appreciate the advanced finger exercises they can perform and that will improve the finger grip strength
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Hand Grip Strengthening Stress Relief Therapy Squishy Balls – Set of 3 Finger Resistance Exercise Squeeze Eggs (Small)

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