Nerve damage

Can Physiotherapy help to cure nerve damage?

Living with nerve damage can be both debilitating and frustrating, leaving individuals seeking effective treatment methods. While some may have tried physiotherapy in the past without finding relief, recent studies have shown promising results in using physiotherapy to alleviate symptoms associated with nerve damage. 

This blog post will delve into the ways in which physiotherapy can aid in the treatment of nerve damage, offering insights into its effectiveness and why it’s becoming a preferred option for many.

What is nerve damage?

Nerve damage is a common medical condition in which the function of the body’s nerves becomes impaired or disrupted. It can affect all types of nerves, including those that control movement, sensation, and even involuntary organ functions.

Although nerve compression cannot always be reversed or fully cured, treatments may help to repair some damaged nerve cells or alleviate symptoms. With timely diagnosis and appropriate care, nerve damage condition can improve substantially.

Symptoms of nerve damage

Different symptoms may require various medicines and medical attention depending on the type and severity of the nerve damage. Learning about these symptoms is essential in understanding what you should look out for if you fear nerve damage.

  • Tingling or numbness in the feet and hands
  • Muscle weakness or spasms
  • Uncontrabble muscle strength
  • Loss of sensation in certain areas of the body
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Reduced ability to feel pain signals, heat, cold or other sensations
  • Difficulty in speaking, swallowing or eating

What are the benefits of Physiotherapy in treating nerve damage?

Physiotherapy is a great way to address and treat nerve pain in several ways.

Eliminates types of pain

Physiotherapy can be a highly effective treatment for nerve damage and the reduction of associated neuropathic pain.

Increase flexibility

Physiotherapy also helps to improve flexibility in the affected areas, which makes it easier for patients to move around and perform everyday activities.

Improves circulation

Regular physiotherapy sessions can help improve circulation in the damaged areas, making them more resistant to further damage.

Reduce discomfort

Physiotherapists can help reduce nerve damage discomfort by releasing tight tissue and helping patients move more fluidly.

Restore range of motion

Range of motion is often affected by nerve damage, but physiotherapists are trained to use specific techniques to restore it.

Improves mobility

Physiotherapists are experts in movement and have the know-how to help restore physical function for those with nerve pain.

What are some of the exercises that a physiotherapist might prescribe?

Physiotherapists use many different types of exercises to help their patients achieve physical health goals. Some physiotherapist-prescribed exercises are designed to increase mobility and flexibility, while others focus on strength, endurance, and balance. Depending on the patient’s needs and abilities, these exercises can range from low to high intensity.

They may include stretching, core stabilisation work, mobilisation techniques, balance activities, resistive exercises using weights or bands, aerobic drills with steps or mat drills, and even postural retraining exercises. It is important for a patient to comply with the physiotherapist’s exercise recommendations in order to see the best outcome from their treatment plan.

Are there any risks associated with physiotherapy treatment for nerve damage?

With any medical or surgical treatment, there are always potential risks or diseases, and physiotherapy is no exception. Physiotherapy treatments used to treat nerve damage can be risky if performed incorrectly or without paying due attention to the individual’s unique needs. Improper techniques used in treatment may increase the risk of aggravating existing physical conditions, causing further neuropathic pain or discomfort as well as reducing the chances of recovery.

Physiotherapists experienced in treating peripheral nerve damage should always be consulted before treatment to understand possible risks and advise on an appropriate course of action to reduce them. The benefit of reducing or eliminating the pain associated with nerve damage must be balanced with the potential risk for each individual case to ensure a successful outcome.

Conclusion :

With the right approach, physiotherapy can be an effective way to manage and treat sensory nerve damage. Patients should understand the possible risks associated with any form of treatment and should consult their physician or physiotherapist to ensure that they receive the most appropriate care for their needs. By following a tailored treatment plan prescribed by a knowledgeable healthcare professional, patients can reduce pain in the affected areas.

At Proremedy Physiotherapy Mississauga, we specialise in helping our clients manage pain caused by facial nerve damage with personalised physiotherapy treatment plans. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing high-quality care tailored to each individual’s needs so that they can achieve their desired goals and get back to living life to the fullest. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you!

Physiotherapist Arpan Hundal

Physiotherapist Arpan Hundal

Arpan has been practicing as a physiotherapist since 2010, starting her career in a trauma center in India where she worked with post-traumatic and post-operative cases. She moved to Canada and continued her independent practice, specializing in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic issues, sports injuries, and pelvic health physiotherapy. She has experience dealing with MVA and WSIB clients and has been working in the Mississauga community since 2015.

Physiotherapist Arpan Hundal

Physiotherapist Arpan Hundal

Arpan has been practicing as a physiotherapist since 2010, starting her career in a trauma center in India where she worked with post-traumatic and post-operative cases. She moved to Canada and continued her independent practice, specializing in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic issues, sports injuries, and pelvic health physiotherapy. She has experience dealing with MVA and WSIB clients and has been working in the Mississauga community since 2015.

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