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    Reviving calf muscle

    I had an acute inflammation in my sciatic nerve 5 years ago due to herniated disc (L5-S1). It caused my left leg’s calf to shrink. It’s also seem to be inactive. I tried many times to revive it, but it seemed not to respond...and I’m impatient lol

    The hernia has gone, however, it has left my sciatic nerve paralyzed as I still have numbness in my left foot.

    Are there any specific and tested exercises for my problem? I have an elastic band that might help.

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    Last edited by Musical gym; September 5th, 2019, 03:00 PM. Reason: added photos

    #2
    Well I couldn't feel anything below my knee after having a hernia removed by surgery.
    I had to go through lots of reeducation sessions with different physiotherapists.

    So it was not only my calf but basically for this muscle I was doing exercises like getting on the tip of my toes, both legs together, one after the other with the feet on the ground, then with the other leg raised.
    You can also contract your calves when in bed if the exercises above are too tiring.
    I've had electrical impulses as well to stimulate my muscles.

    But the key word is : patience ! (sorry )

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      #3
      Originally posted by Imoen View Post
      Well I couldn't feel anything below my knee after having a hernia removed by surgery.
      I had to go through lots of reeducation sessions with different physiotherapists.

      So it was not only my calf but basically for this muscle I was doing exercises like getting on the tip of my toes, both legs together, one after the other with the feet on the ground, then with the other leg raised.
      You can also contract your calves when in bed if the exercises above are too tiring.
      I've had electrical impulses as well to stimulate my muscles.

      But the key word is : patience ! (sorry )
      I’m sorry to hear that. I hope you’re feeling better now.

      i refused to undergo surgery, instead, I followed a diet (alkaline diet) which has helped me a lot and took away the inflammation. However, I neglected my left foot, I didn’t imagine my calf would shrink that fast

      patience and I aren’t good friends sometimes lol thank you for your advice, I appreciate it

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        #4
        No worries, everything's fine now ! My left leg is just a bit stiffer and weaker than the right one, but I'm working on it

        And that's why I know it's working... but sometimes it felt like nothing was ever gonna get back to normal...

        So don't discourage yourself, work on it everyday, and it should improve with time.
        And if you need cheering up, we're here to help

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          #5
          Originally posted by Imoen View Post
          No worries, everything's fine now ! My left leg is just a bit stiffer and weaker than the right one, but I'm working on it

          And that's why I know it's working... but sometimes it felt like nothing was ever gonna get back to normal...

          So don't discourage yourself, work on it everyday, and it should improve with time.
          And if you need cheering up, we're here to help
          I’m glad to hear so do you feel any numbness in your leg or foot?

          Thank you, I’ll work on it for sure; I have to

          good luck to you, I hope you get it back to normal so soon

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            #6
            Originally posted by Musical gym View Post

            do you feel any numbness in your leg or foot?
            No nothing at all, even my neurosurgeon was surprised actually

            Originally posted by Musical gym View Post
            Thank you, I’ll work on it for sure; I have to
            I'm sure you will, and you'll be real proud of yourself once it'll be back to normal !

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              #7
              Originally posted by Imoen View Post

              No nothing at all, even my neurosurgeon was surprised actually



              I'm sure you will, and you'll be real proud of yourself once it'll be back to normal !
              Great news!

              I have an appointment next week to test my sciatic nerve. I hope it doesn’t put me down

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                #8
                In case you need calf raises, I am doing my morning procedures in the mirror while doing calf raises.
                After a few weeks it got an habit, and results are visible

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                  #9
                  Bad news: today, the neurologist confirmed that my sciatic nerve is disturbed/damaged. Chance of revival is very minimal.

                  good news: I can carry on with my daily exercises 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼

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