I have a client who was recently diagnosed with peroneal nerve dysfunction. It is not severe enough that she has foot drop, but she does have numbness to the outside of her knee and difficulty getting up from the floor. Her doctor did not recommend physical therapy or give her any exercise suggestions for treatment. She did suggest not to hyper extend or flex the knee as well as not bending the knee beyond 90degrees.
Has anyone had a client who has had peroneal nerve dysfunction? What exercises did you do or not do to help the client with this condition?
Try stretching the peroneal nerve area by lying on your back, and then leg in the air, sickle the foot – now take the sickled foot across the mid-line of the body to increase the stretch (add a strap of some sort over the foot if flexability is an issue). Don’t over do this. I have nerve damage to that area from a low back injury so I do these stretches daily. Simple ankle rotations along with the above stretch is also helpful. Bringing bloodflow to an area to heal and nourish is really important – these moves will accomplish that.