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A 38-year-old male asked:

I have superficial peroneal nerve entrapment in left ankle. starting pt. recovery time? bout to start 220 mile hike. will i be okay to hike?

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Dr. Joe Lee
Dr. Joe Leeanswered
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nerve entrapment: It depends on what is damaged. If the nerve itself is damaged, the nerve can grow about an inch a month or so to reconnect to the where the nerve endings should be. If the nerve is intact, but the structures around the nerve have been damaged, then the recovery time might be sooner. An electrodiagnostic study could help differentiate the two. Hold off on the hike especially if you have weakness.

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Last updated Mar 7, 2017

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