A member asked:

Sural neuropathy post ankle surgery. braces irritate sural nerve; can i have a custom brace made that will provide stability but not irritate nerve?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

Likely: Talk to your surgeon, and consult with an orthotist. Lots of potential modifications.

Answered 8/1/2015


Dr. Wenjay Sung answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Yes: Yes, i've prescribed bracing to accommodate this neuropathy and i recommend seeing the upmc foot and ankle center for guidance on which braces are available in your area.

Answered 9/28/2016



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