4. Get the Right Shoes
Wearing the right pair of socks and shoes is important for those with neuropathy in the feet. Make sure your socks are not too tight or restrictive, as this can cut off circulation. Socks with sufficient padding can help minimize damage to numb feet. When picking a pair of shoes, look for a pair that will allow your feet to breathe – if the shoe is too small it can cut off circulation. However, if it is too big it can be uncomfortable to wear and the foot may slide around.
If you experience pain rather than numbness, shoes with shock absorbing soles can be beneficial as they can help minimize the impact on the feet. Paired with cushioned socks, these can help to reduce painful sensations when walking or exercising.