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Nerve Pain After Ankle Surgery
Some is expected...: How long has it been since your procedure? Pain and stiffness are expected to a certain degree in the recovery phases of acl reconstruction. If you had recent surgery i would suggest you continue rice, post-op exercises, and pt as directed. However, if this pain seems to be indicative of infection or DVT (due to time frame of surgery or any other symptoms) then contact your surgeon asap. ...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
This is common.: This is a common finding after such a surgery. The major concern is to be on the look out for a d.V.T or clot in the leg. This would typically cause swelling of the leg and pain in the calf. The foot swells as the motion in the extremtiy is limited. The pain in the hip after the procedure is expected. Ice the hip, take your meds, and elevate your foot while at rest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies: It varies from person to person, perhaps depending on the severity of the pressure, the time the nerve has been compressed, the amount of inflammation, and other variables. Some are blessed with immediate relief. For others, it take take a month or so for the pain to subside. Sometimes anti-inflammatory medicine may help speed the healing, but ask your doctor before taking or if no relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meniscus: Best to consult your orthopedic surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can my neck/arm pain be a result of bankart repair shoulder surgery 2yrs ago? nerve pain from neck down left arm, started 6 months after surgery
Probably not: If you had a bankart repair and did well for 6 months and started having neck pain running down your left arm, it is more likely coming from a "pinched nerve" in your neck. Bankart repairs are done primarily for instability, so if you have not developed recurrent instability, it is probably not your shoulder, also shoulder problems do not typically cause pain running down the arm. Be seen! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baker's cyst: It may be or may not be related to the arthroscopic surgery. I would consider a baker's cyst with fluid leaking down from the knee as a possibility. Would also consider other vascular, neurologic, bone or joint consideration. If the reason for the arthroscopy was in the arthritis maybe there's arthritis in the ankle midfoot or hind foot. ...Read more
11 wks post op ORIF ankle. Have ligament laxity. Ankle OK- but foot having trouble. Have nerve & arch pain. Will walk again? How much nerve pain ok?
Wear/Tear: With previous back surgery, sometimes pain can result from the wear and tear of the levels above/below your surgery that takes place after a fusion surgery. If this is the case, recommend seeing your spine surgeon or a spine/pain specialist to evaluate this further. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What causes burning pain in the knee, lower leg after having arthroscopic knee surgery 1 week ago? Is this normal? Scar tissue removal under patella?
Scar tissue: It is possible that after having the arthroscopic surgery burning discomfort could be as a result of them having placed a steroid medication in your knee after your surgery. It could also be at the sites where the portals were created causing some burning in the skin during the healing process. ...Read more
Yes: After shoulder surgery, any swelling that occurs will typically travel down and down and down. It ends up around the elbow and the wrist. Because of this, the outside of the elbow and top of wrist both often hurt after shoulder procedures such as shoulder arthroscopy or shoulder replacement. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your surgeon: Not unusual to still have some pain at 1 month. Difficult to say without an evaluation. See your surgeon. ...Read more
Is this a recurrence: Are these new symptoms or a recurrence from symptoms you had prior to surgery? Although we always hope for the most long lasting and optimal results following back surgery the reality is spinal canal stenosis is a chronic and progressive disease. Repeat surgeries are risky so be wary especially if the 1st surgery didn't "hold" after such a short period of time. ...Read more
A number of reasons: The typical incision sites for knee arthroscopy lies over a number of structures that can be the source of pain after arthroscopy. 1) the skin itself, 2) superficial nerves crossing the incision that were cut, 3) the meniscus underlying the incision, 4) the cartilage that is directly deep to the incision. Any of these can be the source of pain. ...Read more
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
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
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? Im 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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