Nerve Pain2019-08-31T06:10:59+00:00

Chartered Physiotherapists

Specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Nerve Pain

Nerve pain may be the result of a compressed or irritated nerve. Symptoms of nerve injury include pain, burning, pins and needles, numbness and/or increased sensitivity. Nerves may become injured or compromised when other structures in the body start to impinge on them. Common examples include a bulging disc which can compress the nerve root as it exits the spine, or the piriformis muscle at the back of the hip joint which if too tight can squeeze on the sciatic nerve as it travels down into the leg. In more severe cases of nerve injury there will be persistent pain in the area of distribution of the nerve and there may be weakness in the muscles innervated by the nerve.

Nerve Pain Treatment

In order to treat nerve pain our physiotherapists will look to ascertain the cause of nerve irritation or compression. Once the cause is known a number of treatment techniques may be employed in isolation or in combination to help relieve pressure on the nerve including joint mobilisation, myofascial release or dry needling of tight soft tissue structures, heat therapy, passive stretching, and neural mobilisation techniques.

After a lifetime of playing sport, some of it serious and some not, I have picked up bumps and bangs along the way. Last year I started having problems with my knees and for my job that was a problem. Thankfully I was able to catch an appointment at Portobello Physio. After diagnosing me with hamstring tendonitis I was put on a conditioning programme that not only cleared up my knee trouble but has me way stronger so all those other bumps and bangs aren’t as bad either. I have had to go to physio a good bit over the years with my job and I can honestly say that the physio service at Portobello Clinic is one of the very best, couldn’t recommend it highly enough. A great place for sports people.

Michael Nugent Head Pro M.L.T.C Former Davis Cup Player

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