Unexplained Nerve Pain
Home Remedies for Nerve Pain
Several self-care strategies can help you cope and live better with unexplained nerve pain.
- Get moving. Regular exercise may expand blood vessels in the feet over time, nourishing damaged nerves back to health. Start with a daily walk and gradually build up pace and distance.
- Step up foot care. If you have nerve pain in the feet, examine them daily, wear comfortable shoes, and see a podiatrist regularly.
- Get some sleep. Getting a good night's sleep can be tricky if you have nerve pain. Increase the odds by limiting caffeine intake in the afternoon, keeping a consistent bedtime, and reserving the bedroom for sleep.
- Explore the mind-body connection. Ask your doctor or a trusted friend for a referral to a reputable professional who provides guided imagery, meditation, biofeedback, or hypnosis.
If your nerve pain isn't responding to medications and self-care, it may be time to talk to a neuropathic pain specialist. Your primary care doctor will provide a referral, most likely to a neurologist. A neuropathic pain specialist may be familiar with the multiple "off-label" uses of drugs for nerve pain and be able to provide you with additional help.