Is soaking my feet in cold water for neuropathy pain safe, or am I possibly causing further damage? I've developed what I assume to be horrible neuropathy in my feet and am up 4-5 times a night because of the pain. Oddly, the pain started after I controlled my blood sugars. I've tried numerous things including 2400mg of gabapentin, tylenol with codeine, Tamazapam, a variety of supplements and nothing has given me any relief except soaking for 5-10 minutes.
What can I do to help my neuropathy? The past few days my legs have been hurting more than normal. They aren't swollen, but when I'm on my feet even just to go to the bathroom they will begin to turn purplish, and if I stay on my feet they stay purplish. It's not as dark as when my ankles swell up but it's still noticeable. Thanks, Melissa