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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Common peroneal nerve injury and partial posterior tibial nerve injury knee joint. What treatment should I go for? Can simulation help?

Common peroneal nerve injury and partial posterior tibial nerve injury knee joint. What treatment should I go for? Can simulation help?

Physiotherapy: I normally recommend a course of physiotherapy with homework and avoidance of compression for these conditions. A more specific answer may depend on how you acquired these conditions. Good luck! ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with axonal neuropathy, absent peroneal nerves, etc. Other symptoms are feeling 'high' and i'm thirsty all the time. Ideas?

Just diagnosed with axonal neuropathy, absent peroneal nerves, etc. Other symptoms are feeling 'high' and i'm thirsty all the time. Ideas?

Diabetes: increased thirst is a sign of diabetes. Also, the neuropathy would fit with diabetes. Feeling "high" could be a sign that blood sugars are not controlled. See your doctor and have some blood work done to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Was given gabapentin4mild peroneal neuropathy in knee.now have burning sensation n slight pain in left knee.left arm is palpitating.What should i do ?

Was given gabapentin4mild peroneal neuropathy in knee.now have burning sensation n slight pain in left knee.left arm is palpitating.What should i do ?

See pain management: specialist or a neurologist. Peripheral neuropathy is a complicate chronic dysfunction to live with. The good news is there is a treatment for this condition ranges from conservative therapies, pharmacological and alternative options. The goals of treatment are to relieve pain, maintain normal function and improve quality of life. ...Read more

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My son whos 12 has nearapraxia left superficial peroneal nerve damage will he have this forever?

My son whos 12 has nearapraxia left superficial peroneal nerve damage will he have this forever?

Neuro praxis : Refers to an injury to the insulation of the nerve called the myelin sheath. If you take away the offending cause it normally takes 3 weeks to 3 months to recover. It is unusual to last longer than that and if it does i would be concerned about on going compression or toxic effect or a more serious injury to the nerve itself called axonomesis. ...Read more

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Had gynae surgery took approx hour/hour half. Now have peroneal nerve damage could surgery be the cause. Having injections in foot no other illness.

Complex: Peroneal nerve damage in the leg can occur after surgery, particularly in cases using stirrups. This should not however have anything to do with infections in your foot. The nerve injury is also hard to diagnose, and even it is is injured, it is usually temporary. May take several months to get better. I would see your surgeon for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What more can I do to improve peroneal nerve damage in right leg since 2005. Ive muscle loss and drop foot. I've tried every exercise. Please help?

Injury?: Was this the result of an injury and if so what type? While some common perineal nerve injuries can heal depending on the initiating scenario. However, after this length of time this may be permanent. For patients with foot drop a special brace is considered to assist with gait. ...Read more

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Have had peroneal nerve damage in right leg since 2005. Causing more depression coz constant exercise not helping to build muscle & improve drop foot ?

Have had peroneal nerve damage in right leg since 2005. Causing more depression coz constant exercise not helping to build muscle & improve drop foot ?

Exercise: Lack of exercise can certainly cause or make symptoms of depression worse. If you are noticing a worsening of symptoms after stopping exercise, try exercise that doesn't depend on use your Rt leg- like swimming, rowing, or weight lifting. If you are having trouble finding answers a personal trainer or physical therapist can certainly put together a program. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Injury or damage to a nerve. A common cause ...Read more