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A 45-year-old female asked:

i have had three surgeries in a yrear. all in my right ankle region now i have nerve damage. where do i go from here?

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Nerve Damage: Was it confirmed by ncs/ emh.? If so there are oral medication such as Neurontin (gabapentin) to control pain and compound pharmacies can make creams.
Dr. Eric Abrams
Podiatry 30 years experience
Time: Depending upon the type of nerve "damage", your symptoms may not be permanent. There are three types of nerve injuries: neuropraxia (a bruising of the nerve), axonotmesis (disruption of the axon but sheath is intact) and neurotmesis (interruption of the internal structures of the nerve). Neuropraxia has best prognosis and neurotmesis has worst. Have an emg/ncv exam by neurologist to evaluate.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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