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Nerve Pain After Ankle Surgery
Su fractured her ankle 7 months ago and had surgery (while traveling in Spain). She has incisions on both the outside and inside of her ankle, and a plate was put in on the inside. She has very bad nerve pain from the inside incision. This nerve is a sens
Needs to see doc: Needs to see a competent orthopedist and have xrays and and exam. May need a revision. ...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
Fractured sacroiliac non displaced 13 months ago no surgery want another baby what are chances of having one now? Also suffer nerve pain damage in leg
Good: Neither of those conditions would preclude you from having another baby. A fracture from 13 months ago should be well healed and a non-issue at this point - if you're still having pain, get it looked at to confirm healing. Nerve "damage" in some cases can heal with time. ...Read more
2 yrs and still have nerve pain after neuroma surgery on foot. Would eo, s like frankinsence, myrrh, eucalyptus, peppermint, roman chamomile help?
If I still have nerve pain and numbness in my foot along the s1 nerve 2 years post surgery, am I likely stuck with it? Can the nerve still regenerate
Perhaps some: If it is 2 years since the injury and points to a more permanent condition. There might be at least some small improvement. Nerves can regenerate to some extent but that is a very slow process. I am not sure what was done, but treatment for such conditions at this point are primarily supportive. There are varying degrees of nerve injury and they all evolve around the extent of injury. ...Read more
Six weeks after laminectomy, MRI shows a 9 cm pseudo meningocele coupled with head and eye pains, left leg nerve pain. Surgery to repair or wait?
Pseudomeningocoele: You a loosing CSF that will cause low pressure HA. The hole in your meninges probable needs a patch to prevent this. Possibilities of spontaneous closure seem limited. Get a second opinion, from a different clinic or out of town if your surgeon is reluctant to fix it. ...Read more
What is the nest natural home remedy for sciatic nerve pain in right leg? I'm facing hip replacement surgery soon in this hip too and I've been having
Rest: For inveterate sciatica, positional changes can aid in resolution. I have discovered a useful position of resting. A long couch is chosen. The sufferer lies flat on the back. The pained hip-leg is bent at the knee and leaned onto back of the couch. The other leg is placed with foot on the distant arm rest of the couch. An important aspect is to keep head non-flexed & flat on the couch seat. ...Read more
Yes: But it shouldn't last more than 8 hours. If it does please call the doctor that placed the block. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: There is no way to know since I do not know what procedure was performed. You surgeon can give you a better answer. ...Read more
Nerve damage is-: -low due 2 a surgeon's knowledge of anatomy. Incisions R made 2 avoid or keep damage 2 a minimum. Any surgery involving a joint is major. The main nerves injured R small cutaneous 1's, & there's usually an area around the incision that is numb or sensitive. If U have this especially sensitive, it usually goes away with time. No surg solution. Desensitization can B done by tapping the area rptdly ...Read more
Why is it that some micro nerves have to be cut in foot and ankle surgery in order to get to the bones. N can such nerves be repaired or fixed?
Surgery is an injury: Whenever an incision is made, even small portals for arthroscopic surgery, there is injury caused by the surgeon. As far as nerves, we are very aware of the anatomical location of "important" nerves and rarely cause unintended injury. Very small nerves may be cut but these normally heal. ...Read more
Sural neuropathy post ankle surgery. Braces irritate sural nerve; can I have a custom brace made that will provide stability but not irritate nerve?
Likely: Talk to your surgeon, and consult with an orthotist. Lots of potential modifications. ...Read more
Is it true tat in foot&ankle surgery, in order fo get through to the bones, some micro small nerves have to be cut. N these nerves cannot be repaired?
Usually no problem.: The short answer is yes. Though some small nerves will undoubtedly be traumatized, the injury is minimized by knowing where to make appropriate incisions, thus minimizing disruption of normal nerve physiology. In almost all cases, the nerves completely recover, without the need for repair of any type. ...Read more
Follow guidelines: Make sure you are taking your pain medications as directed, and resting, elevating and icing the ankle as directed. Only be on your foot as much as your doctor instructed. Some postoperative discomfort is normal and expected for a period of time. If the pain is more than expected, or worsening, contact your surgeon immediately. ...Read more
How far out?: The answer to this question is dependent on how far out after initial surgery you are. Soon after surgery pain is not unusual, but the further you get in your recovery the pain should decrease. Xrays are very common for initial evaluation of pain post op. Further studies like CT or MRI may be necessary if more detail is needed. Physical therapy is very helpful for post op pain reduction. ...Read more
Ankle surgery: It depends on what type of surgery you had for the surgery and how long ago but you will have some pain. If this has been occurring for some time with no dissipation of the pain I would recommend seeing another foot and ankle specialist or orthopedist to see if something else is going on. ...Read more
ORIF of ankle fx: Broken ankle repair sx is typically done open, and not arthroscopically. Open technique (orif) allows for accurate reduction of fracture deformity (ies). Even though surgical correction is done open, the operation is performed using fluoroscopy (c-arm guidance) to visualize the fracture (s) before & after reduction, and also visualize the fixation (plate/screws) while and after it is placed. ...Read more
Ankle surgery: In most if not all cases you should be able to ambulate and do regular activities with a regular gait pattern with no pain. If this is a reconstructive case such as a fusion then the answer would be no. Talk with your surgeon and let him know your concerns and see if this surgery is right for you. If your worried you should seek out another opinion. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the procedure used to repair the ligaments from the sprained ankle. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more
Half way There.: The best tip is follow your doctors orders. His treatment plan was determined by the specifics of your injury, the physiology of bone healing and his experience. ...Read more
3 months post op ankle surgery, am having pinching and very sharp pain where the plate area is, is that normal?
Ankle surgery: Although not common this can occur in some patients up to 12 months after ankle surgery. One option you have is to do physical therapy which can help with pain and discomfort. If this continues I would recommend seeing your surgeon. In some rare cases some people have a reaction to the metal screws and plates. ...Read more
Hello after ankle surgery I was taking 10-325 percocet pills. Now I'm on the 5-325 can I take two of these at one time for all this pain?
Yes, you can: However, always talk to your doctor before increasing or adding any medicine, ...Read more
9th week after ankle surgery, and still need 2 crutches to walk with limp. Is this normal? Swelling & pain in ankle. When can I walk without crutches?
Shake, rattle, roll.: There is ankle surgery and there is ankle surgery. Depending on the extent of the damage and repair, the time until resolution varies greatly. Swelling and pain can be a sign of some degree of instability. Ask the surgeon as to his take on your healing. ...Read more
Many possible...: But thankfully they are rare. Possibilities include: wound healing problems, sound infection, joint infection, soft tissue infection, bone infection, hardware failure, improper reduction (alignment), failure to heal, slow healing, failure of the surgery, excessive blood loss, blood vessel damage, nerve damage, tendon damage, cartilage damage, etc. ...Read more
See suggestion: Simple up and down range of motion/ up and down exercise. After four weeks follow this be stationary bike exercise. ...Read more
It would depend on what ankle surgery was performed.
It would be best to discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more
Variable: The answer to the question depends on the type of ankle surgery that would need to be performed. This could be as quick as 30 minutes or as long as 3 hours. Recovery would also be the same. The best advice is to ask your surgeon. ...Read more
Up to one year: Depending on what type of surgery you had it could take up to at least one year before you can start running again. Talk to your surgeon, make sure you are following the rehab program you have been given. There are other activities that I have my athletes do including swimming etc. ...Read more
Could range: Fom minor to severe.....Keep feet elevated above heart level, ice as often as can. ...Read more
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