Leg Neuropathies: Rebuilding Strength

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Doctors often diagnose nerve damage in the leg as a neuropathy. This can result from diabetes-related complications or physical injuries. People who suffer from leg neuropathies report difficulty standing, sitting or even walking. They also report suffering from decreased physical strength.


Once diagnosed, most doctors recommend active forms of exercise to help regain leg strength and assist in the healing process. Most of these exercises can easily be completed in the comfort of one’s own home or while watching television.


  1. Sitting in a chair, place feet flat against the floor. Tap toes to a melody, beginning slowly and gradually increasing the tempo with each tap. Then begin alternating toe tapping with heel lifting. It is recommended this exercise be completed five to 10 times daily.
  2. Lying in the floor, bend knees at a sharp 90-degree angle. Straighten the right leg until it touches the floor. Exhale upon lifting the leg upwards doing so until both legs are parallel. Hold this position for five counts and return to the first position, alternating legs with five to 10 daily repetitions.
  3. Standing in front of a wall, place both hands with palms against the wall. Feet should be hips width apart, away from the wall. Try lifting onto the toes, bringing the heels off the floor. Hold this position for five counts and slowly return to the beginning stance of this set. Repeat five to 10 times daily.
  4. With the back lying on the floor, lift legs to a 90-degree angle. Exhale, moving legs apart to form a V position. Hold this position for five counts and then move legs back together and onto the floor. This position may resemble a frog leg type position. Repeat five times daily.
  5. Lying on the floor with the stomach facing downward, keep legs straight behind. Exhale; bring the right leg upwards, holding for a count of five. Return to the starting position and repeat with the left leg. Alternate legs, doing five repetitions on each side.
  6. Standing with feet shoulder-width apart, place hands at sides. Bend knees slowly until the upper thighs are parallel with the floor. Holding for a count of five, slowly return to an upward position using the leg muscles. Repeat for five repetitions.


Before attempting any forms of exercise, it is advisable to speak with a physician, as he/she has advanced knowledge and expertise relating to neuropathy conditions.


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