What happens if my limb goes numb during a stretch?
Written by Justice
Updated over a week ago
Typically, there is no reason to be alarmed, simply back off of the stretch and allow the circulation of nerve impulses to flood back into the tissues. Numbness occurs when the neural fascia surrounding a nerve is overstretched and begins to act like a suture around the nerve. This can stop the consistent flow of nerve impulses flowing through the nerve and the area associated with that nerve will lose sensation. It's as if the affected nerve was being strangled by its own connective tissue's sheath. However, if the numbness continues, we recommend you see your doctor to be sure there is not an underlying issue.