Five Exercises for the Feet

Exercising the feet not only helps improve balance and stability but plays a special role in managing conditions such as neuropathy. Here are five exercises for the feet that you can easily integrate into your daily routine. Try practicing them regularly while you’re watching television. The goal of these exercises is to increase circulation, range […]

Balance Exercises for Somatosensory System

Balance Exercises for Somatosensory System By Mary Ann Wilson, RN The somatosensory system refers to the faculty of bodily perception. These sensory systems affect our balance. They include: skin senses (touch) and proprioception (knowing where our body is in space without looking.) As we age this system begins to decline in function. Exercises that stimulate […]

Feet Exercises with Towel

Feet exercises are an important part of healthy aging. There are three goals to keep in mind when designing a workout for foot care. 1. Increase circulation Our feet suffer more circulation problems than any other part of our body. As we age it becomes more important than ever to keep the circulation flowing through […]

Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a disease of the nerves. There are many types of the disease with different causes. Medical treatment must be directed toward the underlying cause of the disease, so it is important to see your doctor. The symptoms of neuropathy vary, and can include muscle weakness, loss of sensation, numbness, tingling, and pain. One […]