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Medic for Numbness in Hands and Feet

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Numbness in the hands and feet means there is a lack of touch sensation. Other symptoms can include tingling or burning sensations, sharp pain or weakness of the affected area.

It is a very common problem. There are many causes, including constant pressure on the hands and feet, exposure to cold objects, temporary nerve compression, a nerve injury, excessive drinking, smoking, fatigue, lack of activity and nutritional deficiency of vitamin B12 or magnesium.

At times, numbness in body parts like hands and feet can be due to medical conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, diabetes, migraines, multiple sclerosis, and an underactive thyroid.


Usually, numbness that lasts only a few minutes is not a matter of concern, but consult your doctor if you experience it frequently and for long periods. It can be a symptom of an underlying health issue that requires appropriate treatment.

Suffering from numbness in your hands and feet can be quite discomforting. Fortunately, you can treat the problem easily with simple home remedies.

home remedies for numbness in hands and feet

Here are the top 10 home remedies for numbness in the hands and feet.


1. Warm Compress

The first thing you need to do is apply a warm compress on the affected area. It will help increase blood supply to the numb area. Moreover, it will relax the muscles and nerves in the area.

  1. Dip a washcloth in warm water.
  2. Wring out the excess, then place it on the affected area for 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Repeat several times until the numbness is gone.

You can also enjoy a warm shower or use a heating pad to alleviate discomfort.

2. Massage

Massaging your hands and feet when numbness occurs is another easy way to deal with this problem. It increases blood circulation, which in turn lessens numbness. Moreover, it helps stimulate the nerves and muscles, thereby improving their overall functioning.

  1. Put some warm olive, coconut or mustard oil on your palm.
  2. Apply it on the numb area.
  3. Massage in circular motions with firm fingers for at least 5 minutes.
  4. Repeat as needed.

3. Exercise

Exercise can improve blood circulation and oxygen to all parts of the body, thus preventing numbness and tingling sensations anywhere in the body, including your hands and feet. Moreover, regular exercise improves mobility and prevents many health problems.

  • Do simple foot and hand exercises for 15 minutes daily in the morning. Also, during intervals at work, exercise your arms, wrists, hands and legs by doing curls and stretches.
  • Cardiovascular workouts and aerobic exercises for 30 minutes, 5 days a week also will help a lot.
  • Enjoy walking, bicycling, jogging or swimming on a regular basis to improve blood circulation.

Make sure to stretch well before workouts, and wear appropriate exercise shoes and gear.

Note: Avoid high-impact exercises if they cause numbness in your feet and toes.

4. Turmeric

Turmeric contains a compound known as curcumin, which helps improve blood flow throughout your body. In addition, its anti-inflammatory property helps reduce pain and discomfort in the affected area.

  • Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder to a cup of milk. Heat it over a low flame. Add a little honey and drink it once daily to improve circulation.
  • You can also massage the affected area with a paste prepared with turmeric power and water for a few minutes.
  • If you have poor circulation, you can take turmeric supplements daily. Consult your doctor before taking any supplement.

5. Epsom Salt

One of the most common home remedies to reduce numbness is to soak your feet in a tub of warm water with Epsom salt. The magnesium sulfate crystals can help raise magnesium levels in the body and improve blood circulation. Adequate circulation can help reduce numbness and prevent it from recurring.

  1. Mix ½ cup of Epsom salt in a small tub filled with warm water.
  2. Soak your feet in this solution for 10 minutes.
  3. Repeat this remedy a few times a week.

Note: Those who have diabetes or kidney problems must avoid this remedy.

6. Cinnamon

Cinnamon contains numerous chemicals and nutrients, including manganese and potassium along with many important B vitamins. Its nutritional properties help improve blood flow to your arms and legs, and thus help treat numbness in hands and feet. Experts recommend taking 2 to 4 grams of cinnamon powder daily for good blood circulation.

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder in a glass of warm water. Drink it once daily.
  • Another option is to mix together 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon powder and honey and have it daily in the morning for a few weeks.

Medic for Numbness in Hands and Feet was last modified: October 4th, 2017 by Top10HomeRemedies
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37 thoughts on “Medic for Numbness in Hands and Feet”

  1. thanks for your help it actually works it works when i try it on my mom thanks for your help even a child like me can do it! 🙂

  2. Thanks for the information, it was very helpful and nice to know that this is not a problem that I am going through alone. Looking forward to trying some of the suggestions.

  3. Id simply would like to say thanks for the home remedies do to my hands being numb from carpenter work daily it really helps…Thanks again 😉

  4. I have noted down all your remedies for numbness. I am suffering from numbness in my right leg sole since last 4 years. I will try it and inform you the progress. Thank you for your suggestion.

  5. Hey, I was having a sensation where even if I moved my hands it felt like I was touching a cactus. I was in class when this happend so I would ask you to put the part about elevation ASAP in the article. Like say ” Try elevation and if that doesn’t work…” and then put the steps. Ty
    This is not a duplicate comment

  6. i have severe numbness in my both legs and hands when i sit down and sleep. in a day i am getting lot of time experiencing although i consulted many doctors. the doctor’s opinion its normal one. how i relief from this

  7. I will start doing the home remedies and hopefully it will stop the tingling of my hands & feet.
    thank you….

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