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Nerve Damage Top Of Foot
Six weeks post TLIF and developed moderate allodynia on top of foot. Is this CNS or PNS nerve damage? Is regeneration possible? If so, how long?
Can improve: Painful sensory changes in the lower extremity following back surgery are likely manifestation of stretching of the nerve root. This is a condition known as neuropraxia. This can improve, and may take up towards 12 to 18 months. Beyond that, improvement is not likely. Medications like Neurontin (gabapentin) may help minimize painful sensations. Certainly you should discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
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
I have 'dropfoot, nervdamage left leg, always pain, ortopedicshoes.I walk on toe.The bone on top of foot "bigger, bump.Foot smaller.What do about "bump?
I have a warm feeling on my right foot but its not a burning..? Its from the bottom right corner to the 4th toe on the top? Is this nerve damage?
Does laser treatments work for the back and neck should I use this facility for chronic pain? I have peripheral nerve damage on the tops of my feet
Hmmm...: There's really no way to bandage your foot specifically FOR nerve damage. If you have a sore on your foot then you want to wrap the foot carefully, not too tight and change it twice a day. You may need to avoid bandaids if your skin is fragile or you have allergies to bandaids. ...Read more
Ever since I got shots in my back a couple days after I start feeling burning in the bottom of my foot. Could it be nerve damage?
Contact doctor: Back injections can temporarily help some conditions, but may make others transiently worse. Since I know little about your particulars, propose contacting the injecting doctor. Two possibilities: your back problem is getting worse, or shot caused some local inflammation, radiating to foot. Yet, cannot exclude local foot problem, so, get examined. ...Read more
I have nerve damage to my feet cause my back. Is there a disease that can affect your feet and ankels to hurt so bad where pain meds don't work. HELP?
I'm taking 75mg of lyrica twice a day for nerve damage in ball of foot ( no neuroma ). 1week and no improvement. How long before it starts to work?
Several things...: Tarsal tunnel syndrome can be treated conservatively with injections around the problem area, physical therapy to strengthen and improve the function of the ankle, and splinting to hold the ankle off the nerve that is getting pinched. If these things do no work quickly, though, an orthopedic surgeon may need to do surgery to relieve the compression on the nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have nerve damage in my feet from diabetes. Mostly numbness but some pain too. If I can keep blood sugar under control will my feet get better?
I forgot to mention that it was my son's drop foot that had the pereneal nerve damage & i wanted to know how long he would be down following surgery?
Perineal nerve: Perineal nerve release is a straight forward procedure in which an incision is made starting along the lateral side of the knee extending down the leg usually about 5 inches. My patients usually recover rapidly and get back to their pre surgical activity level within days. I do not restrict activity. The nerve, however, can takes months to recover function which was lost that prompted surgery. ...Read more
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
Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more
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
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