A physiotherapist can help individuals with nerve pain by providing exercises and stretches that are tailored to their specific needs. These exercises can help to improve flexibility and strength in the muscles surrounding the affected nerve and also to reduce inflammation and pain. A physiotherapist may also use manual therapy techniques such as mobilization and manipulation to help reduce pain, muscle tension and inflammation, and improve overall function.
In addition, a physiotherapist can also educate the individual about proper posture, body mechanics, and ergonomics, which can help to minimize the strain on the affected nerve and prevent worsening of the symptoms. They may also teach individuals how to perform specific exercises and stretches at home to help manage the pain between visits.
Physical therapy can also include modalities such as ultrasound, TENS, IFC, and electro-stimulation which can help to manage pain, reduce inflammation and promote healing.
It’s important to note that nerve pain can be caused by a variety of underlying conditions, and it’s always recommended to see a healthcare professional to determine the cause of the nerve pain and develop an appropriate treatment plan. A physiotherapist can work with other healthcare professionals such as a neurologist, to develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses the specific needs of the individual.