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Burning and tingling after pushing it

Back again (no pun intended). After 4 weeks of recovery the sciatica is gone, but the foot drop has not improved. I went to a wedding last night and may have over done it because my foot is really acting up ( tingle and burning much more that the past few days). My question is, is that good? I mean from what I hear and read, if it's still tingling, there is still hope that the foot drop will improve. Am I doing the right thing by pushing it?


  • sandisandi Posts: 6,343
    edited 07/04/2014 - 7:36 AM
    It can be, or it can mean that you overdid it , and pushed too far. The problem with nerve recovery is that while you need to work through it, you also can do far more damage by pushing too hard , too fast.
    I know that you are getting impatient, but if you continue to push too hard, or do things that are going to impede the recovery, you aren't going to see the improvement that you hope for.
    Sometimes, patience is necessary to see what if any improvement there will be..........nerve recovery can take months, and trying to force it , isn't going to speed it up........in fact, it can make it far worse.
  • I truly appreciate the feedback. Rested all yesterday, feel better today.
  • That's good news.
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