How long does my nerve take to regenerate?
Regeneration time can take from over 6-12 weeks to over many months or years.
How do I know the nerve is recovering?
As your nerve recovers, the area the nerve supplies may feel quite unpleasant and tingly. This may be accompanied by an electric shock sensation at the level of the growing nerve fibres; the location of this sensation should move as the nerve heals and grows. Over time, these feelings subside and the area should begin to feel more normal.
- Rest. Many of the conditions that cause leg and foot numbness, such as nerve pressure, improve with rest.
- Massage. Massaging numb legs and feet helps improve blood flow and may reduce symptoms.
- REGULAR Exercise. A lack of proper exercise can weaken the heart and blood vessels, reducing their ability to pump blood to the lower limbs.
- Activities such as yoga, Pilates, and tai chi can promote blood flow and reduce chronic inflammation or pain.
- Physical therapy exercises to strengthen the spine or help ease movement
- Mental techniques and stress reduction. Stress tends to make the symptoms of central nervous system disorders worse.
- mindfulness meditation
- guided imagery
- Sleep. Condition worsens with a lack of proper sleep.
- A healthful, balanced diet.