Sometimes elevated blood sugar can lead to damage to nerves in the brain region, numbness in the hands (dormencia nas mãos), debilitating pain etc. which are the common symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. These symptoms often start in the feet and subsequently progress to hands and different parts of the body. Our knowledge regarding the deranged metabolism causing the actual nerve damage has increased, but there are only a few medications used specifically for this condition. At present, the treatment is limited to controlling the blood sugar level and there are so many drugs commonly used for this purpose.
Some powerful drugs are in the making, which can potentially address the issues of the metabolic pathways related to diabetic neuropathy. So long as no new medications in this regard are released, the present non-pharmaceutical interventions are offering some relief to diabetic patients who suffer from nerve damages.
In the recent days, there has occurred some advancement in physical treatment for neuropathy (neuropatia) that is beneficial to the neuropathy patients of the present day. Now let us take an overall view of the physiotherapy treatments available for neuropathy. For this, let us understand some basic facts about physical behavior of a nerve.
The studies have also shown that nerve gliding in the case of diabetic patients is substantially lesser than that in the case of normal patients. This study shows that diabetic patients can have damage to the nerves as a result of increased blood sugar and they may also have irritation due to the restricted nerve gliding.
This knowledge has led to the development of procedures for decompressing the trapped nerves of the tingling in the hand (formigamento nas mãos) of the patients of diabetic neuropathy. The study has clearly indicated that the physical release of nerves of such patients can produce far-reaching effects in the treatment for neuropathy and nerve damage.