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Conroe, TX
A 42-year-old male asked:

How much therapy is needed for perenoal nerve damage from drop foot? its already been 1yr. thebproblem is lateral movement.

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Benglis
Neurosurgery 18 years experience
Foot drop : If from trauma, MRI of knee and EMG nerve conduction studies are now indicated. You may be a candidate for a nerve transfer. You need to see a specialist skilled in peripheral nerve surgery.
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Need EMG: You need an EMG and ncs. If you are having a problem with lateral movement more than dorsiflexion (pointing your foot up), the you may have more selective damage to the superficial branch of the peroneal nerve and not the common peroneal or deep branch. An experience electromyographer should be able to identify, localize, qualify and determine the extent of your possible nerveperoneal injury.
Last updated Jan 23, 2019


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