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A 36-year-old female asked:

Just diagnosed with deep peroneal nerve entrapment. if i end up having decompression surgery how long is the recovery? is a steroid shot an option?

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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
2 to 4 wks recovery.: Yes Steroid can be an option in earlier and Mild entrapment cases. Relief is temporary though. If your Orthopedic doctor recommended you the release surgery ,he will probably doing it Arthroscopic. So the recovery will be quick. Physical therapy along with NSAID helps.

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Last updated May 29, 2018

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