Walking to reduce nerve pain
By Dr. Bussell - April 4, 2017

Do you suffer from nerve pain?

Well, it’s time to knock it out. Give your chronic nerve pain the one two punch with these simple-to-do exercises done at home, at work and with friends.

Why live with stabbing, tingling or numbing pain any longer? Nerve pain is caused by a lack of blood flowing to the heart creating discomfort and pain throughout the body. If you had the chance to relieve this pain and all it took was 30 minutes, would you do it?

Start living a more active life with these four fun-filled (yes, fun) exercises appropriate for all ages and levels. You don’t even have to sweat to see results. I promise!

Go for a Walk

Aim to walk 30 minutes a day five days a week with a 20-minute stretch prior. If walking is difficult at this time, start off small by walking to the mail box or around the house. Feel free to grab a friend and make it a social event. A walk is just the beginning.

Low-Impact Aerobic Exercises

If kickboxing is not your style, take it easy with a nice afternoon of swimming or cycling. Both offer low-impact for muscles, bones and joints.  And the best thing is, swimming and cycling improve blood circulation.

Resistance Training

We’re not all body builders and that’s okay. Whether you’re lifting five pound weights, doing sit-ups or pushups, adding resistance training to your daily routine can increase flexibility and of course, blood flow.

Stretching Increases Flexibility

Take a few minutes each day to stretch your arms, neck, legs and feet. It doesn’t have to be long or rigorous. You can move your neck side to side and up and down or move your legs in a bicycle motion while sitting or lying down.

Make it your personal goal to try at least one of these activities. Movement of any kind is better than none. Remember your body needs to heal and when you stay active, blood continues to circulate and healing begins.

Take some inspiration from the tortoise and the hare, it’s not how fast you go, but the determination to stay the course that you will reach the finish line.

Before starting a new fitness routine, always consult your physician.

Take the Next Step

If you’re suffering from nerve pain, our Neuropathic Therapy Center may be able to help using a breakthrough physical therapy treatment called Intraneural Facilitation or INF.™ For more information and to schedule an evaluation, call 909-558-6799 or request information online.

Neuropathic Therapy Center Treatment Options More Articles