Have you ever stayed up all night long and wished that someone had chopped off your hands and fingers because of severe pain, numbness and tingling due to a condition that is commonly known as "diabetic neuropathy" or diabetic nerve pain? If you have, you are not alone. Thousands or perhaps tens of thousands or more have suffered the same symptoms that I have described. They woke up suddenly from their sleep in the middle of the night, or very early in the morning with tears in their eyes because of the intense pain that they feel to their fingers, hands and forearms, and the pain in one arm is often worse than the other.
    "Oh my God, when will this ever end......?", sufferers often asked in desperation.
    Physicians and other health care providers often prescribe anti-seizure medications, tricyclic antidepressants, lidocaine patches, and strong pain drugs that often produce serious side effects and dependency, but no real, long-lasting satisfactory relief.
   One treatment method which I have never read in medical textbooks that often works real well is a pair of good fitting leather gloves. Wear them at night and every night before you go to bed and they can be very effective in reducing or eliminating the pain. Keep your body and extremities warm, especially at night when you sleep. It is simple and cheap, and there are no side effects.
   Painful and stiff fingers are also often experienced by older people, known as "arthritis." The early symptoms are often not caused by bone problems but from the gradual contraction of the ligaments and inflammation of the tissues surrounding the joints. An excellent way to slow down or perhaps to stop this inflammation process altogether is to start changing your diet, most importantly, and use paraffin bath daily. Here's how you can do it. Soak or dip your affected finger(s) in cold water about 30 seconds each time, repeatedly, in and out. And then quickly dip you finger(s) in hot paraffin bath as the picture shows. It's okay to dip your hand or finger in paraffin bath two or three more times before taking out your hand. Exercise your hands and fingers daily by squeezing a ball so they don't get stiff. Below is a picture of a paraffin bath unit for home use.



Painful Hands


   Lastly, I am experimenting with a simple treatment method that can get rid or lessen the "diabetic nerve pain" of your hands without taking any medications. I will share with you as soon as I have completed the experiment.

   Yes, the answer is Magnesium (400 mg) with Chelated Zinc (15 mg) from Spring Valley. They suggest to take 3 tablets daily with meals. You can try 1 tablet first per day.
   I wish you well, as always.