You could try a slump stretch,Im sure sandra would know of this. Basically, this forces the whole nervous system from the spinal cord to all the smaller branches in the foot to slide.The nerve tissue should be able to slide to a small degree in a normal situation. When you have nerve entrapement the nerve gets caught in tissue ,gets jammed so instead of sliding backwards and forwards as it normally should, it gets caught and thus sends incorrect electrical impulses,causing your pain.
Sit on ground with knees straight, hold hands behind your back, bring chin into your chest, get someone to hold your affected foot back in a dorsiflexed and abducted position-similar to a pronated position(this will put the first branch of lateral planter nerve in an elongated stretched position) during the exercise. Then bending at the hip , bring your whole torso as close to your thighs as possible keeping your knees straight,and come back to the sitting position. Continue bouncing up and down for about 10 min.When you come to the position of your torso close to your thigh dont hold it there, but keep bouncing just make sure you go down as far as you can. Its normal to feel tightening and pulling under knees and buttocks. Everytime you bounce your trying to force the affected nerve to slide thru the tissue and clear it from where its catching. I have ocassionaly had remarkable results with this with nerve entrapments of the foot. Sorry about the long notes,tried to find utube video but they were all different versions of the strech that may not work. If you have an existing lower back complaint their is another technique that you will have to do, just let me know.Sometimes when you do this ,you may feel the nerve pain inthe foot,dont worry if you do, its a good sign. I would try this for 2-4 weeks. Nerves are one of the slowest tissues in the body to heal so you need patience.good luck, if this does not work the shock wave is definately worth a try
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