Can nerve damage be reversed?

Sometimes, but it depends.

The central nervous system (CNS)—the brain and spinal cord—have very limited regenerative ability, so injuries to these areas often cause lasting damage. Peripheral nerves, which run outward from the CNS into your hands and feet, do a little better in this regard; however, the longer you wait before seeking treatment, the more likely that damage to even these nerves will become permanent.

Treatments for hurting nerves will vary a bit depending on the source and severity of your condition. Managing underlying conditions (such as diabetes or PAD) is crucial. Exercise, improved diet, and other medical interventions are also frequently recommended. But you need to be proactive—an accurate diagnosis and an immediate treatment plan give you the best chance at halting, and hopefully reversing, any existing nerve damage.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fox at Massapequa Podiatry Associates, please fill out our online contact form or give us a call at 516-541-9000.

Dr. Corey Fox
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Director of Massapequa Podiatry Associates