I notice a real reduction in foot pain when I wear diabetic socks. They help at night too. I buy the cheap ones from Walmart.
Among my compromises with CIDP I cut my hair short enough to air dry. I found hair dryers to be especially difficult to hold. And it is actually funny now to think of asking my thumbs to help wind hair on rollers.
I’m glad you found a neurologist with a timely appointment available.