Pinched nerves are a fairly common condition. They can appear on several points of the body including legs and back. They typically occur where too much pressure is being applied to the tissue around the nerve. Often, this pressure can cause pain, tingling, and even numbness.
In cases where pinched nerves cause numbness, it could last anywhere from a few days to multiple weeks. There are several different factors that can affect how long that numbness lasts, including whether you seek help for your symptoms.
What are some factors that can affect how long it takes for pinched-nerve numbness to go away?
- The cause of your pinched nerve — The amount of time it takes for numbness to go away can depend on the cause of the pinched nerve, whether it be from injury, arthritis or physical stress.
- Whether there is nerve damage — Numbness can be prolonged if there is damage to a nerve. Permanent nerve damage can occur if a nerve is pinched for too long a period of time. If the nerve is pinched for only a short period of time, there are typically no permanent effects. If you already have nerve damage, click here to learn about our neuropathy program and its benefits.
- if you continue to do repetitive motions and activities — Participating in activities that require repetitive movements can trigger a pinched nerve. Sometimes continuing these activities can also lengthen your recovery time and draw out the amount of time you experience numbness.
Arrow PTR is ready to help reduce how long it takes your numbness to go away
If you’re someone who feels numbness somewhere on your body and you think it may be due to a pinched nerve, physical therapy may be beneficial for you. Sometimes when a nerve becomes pinched in one area, for instance, in the elbow, it can cause numbness in the fingers. With Arrow Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation specialists on your side, the amount of time it takes for your numbness to go away could be significantly reduced.
At Arrow PTR, we offer free screenings designed to answer your questions, discuss treatment options, and help you find a solution that addresses your condition and symptoms. The major element of this solution will likely be a PT plan that we create just for you. Such a plan will be geared toward reducing tension on the pinched nerve and cutting the pain and numbness it’s causing.
Contact us today to schedule your free screening and to determine if physical therapy is the right option for you.