Reply To: CIDP grip strength

October 23, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Exponentially? You mean negative exponentially. The fastest recovery typically comes early, as remyelination occurs. Axonal healing takes much longer and may not be 100%. The degree of recovery in any particular case depends on the nerve damage, which will differ between individual cases. My hands recovered from a completely useless state to nearly normal strength in about six months. All you can do is regular exercize and hope for improvement. I used hand putty and elastic bands to exercize my hands and arms, but the key is the underlying nerve damage and healing.