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Right at 4 weeks out from tarsal tunnel baxton nerve surgery, still have burning, pins and needles feeling. putting 50 percent weight on foot. still scared this will not go away. how long for normal feeling?

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Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Follow surgeon : A neurologist might have an opinion. However it has been my experience of 6-12 months time is required for nerve rehabilitation. Continue with physical therapy when given the ok by your surgeon. Very important. Ask surgeon for any questions you may have.

Answered 1/21/2021

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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

Nerve damage: Basic concepts: if damage to the coverings of the nerve(s), recovery in 3-4 weeks; damage to axon, recovery at speed of fingernail growth @ 0.1mm daily. Your timing suggests the latter, so will take a long time. Persevere with rehab.

Answered 1/21/2021

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