If this is true in humans, this may explain why I have seen people at my wellness center improve their neuropathy pain symptoms when they start exercising.
Exercise helps reduce pain from nerve damage caused by injury, diabetes and other conditions, according to a study involving rats.
Researchers found that exercise appears to ease this type of pain — called neuropathic pain — by reducing levels of inflammation-causing substances called cytokines.
Neuropathic pain is common but hard to treat. These findings suggest that exercise could provide an effective non-drug treatment for neuropathic pain, according to lead author Yu-Wen Chen, of China Medical University in Taiwan, and colleagues.