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numbness in my leg

by Lynda Turnbull

Question: I had a stroke 3 years ago that left me with mild numbness in my leg. It seems to be getting worse. I'm going to a physio at the moment who gave me exercises to do to strengthen my leg but it doesn't seem to be helping.

Answer: There is not a lot of good research on what helps with decreased sensation in stroke patients. Some treatments that showed promise in some small studies included intermittent pneumatic compression and mirror therapy. You might also ask your MD about trying Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation or TENs.

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