PellucidWombat wrote:haha, I have a huge deductible, so if there was any advice that seemed level-headed, I figured I might as well start there since the pain is fairly moderate, but annoying. Otherwise, the doctor awaits!
RayMondo wrote:Well, anything that will promote circulation to that extrimity should help...
1. Keeping the core temperature warm will ensure peripheral circulation. So hats on etc.
2. Avoid tightening the laces too much / keep one of the pairs of socks thinner if boot is tight.
3. Avoid being static for too long. Move around at the desk etc, get up and walk around frequently.
4. Tea is good for the circulation, but keep alcohol low. Too much coffee is a stressor, which can reduce peripheral circulation. (The reason that stress reduces peripheral circulation, stems from the primitive fight or flight response, where, in the wild, if attacked and bleeding, then the circulation closes down to protect itself. Modern-day lifestyles can keep us partly in this stressed state - unless we have or develop a totally cool response).
5. Keep hydrated so blood does not thicken.
6. A herbal remedy to improve circulation is Butcher's Broom (capsules), as it relaxes the capillaries (also excellent for clearing the head). Google for info, reviews and sources.
7. Good nutrition will also help. Lots of fresh foods and full B-group vitamins which aid nerve repair and assist circulation too. I found a good liquid B complex, which is better assymylated.
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