The goal of diabetic neuropathy treatment is to relieve pain and discomfort, as well as to prevent additional tissue damage. Treatment may include pain medications, antidepressant medications and topical creams.
This is a noninvasive technique in which a low-voltage electrical current is delivered through wires from a small power unit to electrodes located on your skin.
Hypnosis has been studied in the management of pain and is described as a normal state of relaxed, focused attention.
Relaxation training can help you cope with pain, stress and a variety of other stress-inducing conditions by teaching you to use a “repetitive focus,” such as repeating a word, sound, prayer phrase, body sensation or muscular activity.
Biofeedback training can be part of a pain management program. It helps you recognize muscles that tense during stress and then learn to relax them.
Acupuncture involves puncturing the skin with needles at certain anatomical points in the body to relieve specific symptoms associated with many diseases. Treatment also may be prescribed for complications of neuropathy, such as gastrointestinal problems, dizziness and weakness, and urinary or sexual problems.