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I have Superficial Peroneal Nerve Entrapment in left ankle. Starting PT. Recovery time? Bout to start 220 mile hike. Will I be okay to hike?

I have Superficial Peroneal Nerve Entrapment in left ankle. Starting PT.  Recovery time?  Bout to start 220 mile hike.  Will I be okay to hike?

Nerve entrapment: It depends on what is damaged. If the nerve itself is damaged, the nerve can grow about an inch a month or so to reconnect to the where the nerve endings should be. If the nerve is intact, but the structures around the nerve have been damaged, then the recovery time might be sooner. An electrodiagnostic study could help differentiate the two. Hold off on the hike especially if you have weakness. ...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


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Just diagnosed with deep peroneal nerve entrapment. If I end up having decompression surgery how long is the recovery? Is a steroid shot an option?

Just diagnosed with deep peroneal nerve entrapment. If I end up having decompression surgery how long is the recovery? Is a steroid shot an option?

2 to 4 wks recovery.: Yes Steroid can be an option in earlier and Mild entrapment cases. Relief is temporary though. If your Orthopedic doctor recommended you the release surgery ,he will probably doing it Arthroscopic. So the recovery will be quick. Physical therapy along with NSAID helps. ...Read more

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Is surgery needed for foot drop from anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome (deep peroneal nerve entrapment) from ant tib tenosynovitis from ultrasound burn?

Something does not: Sound right about this. The common peroneal nerve can cause a drop foot. The deep peroneal nerve from ant tarsal tunnel is on the top of the foot. The nerve runs deep as the name implies and hence would not be affected from ultrasound. Entrapment of this nerve would not cause a dropfoot, it usually causes numbness to the first webspace or great toe. ...Read more

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Small lateral malleolus fx from 4-2012; ankle pain up to mid calf (burn/ache/etc). Ortho said ?peroneal nerve entrap? & could do surgery. Now or wait?

Small lateral malleolus fx from 4-2012; ankle pain up to mid calf (burn/ache/etc). Ortho said ?peroneal nerve entrap? & could do surgery. Now or wait?

Wait: Did you have Emg/ ncv's of your lower extremities?If you did and it confirms peroneal nerve entrapment then release may be helpful. This is a fairly unusual nerve entrapment syndrome,however, and unless the pain is worsening I would wait and see if it doesn't improve. Also, regional pain syndrome( RSD) can cause similar symptoms and should be ' ruled out'.best of luck! ...Read more

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What is "nerve entrapment"?

What is "nerve entrapment"?

Nerve compression: Nerve compression syndrome or compression neuropathy, also entrapment neuropathy, is medical condition caused by direct pressure on single nerve, known as trapped nerve, though this may also refer to nerve root compression (by a herniated disc, for example). Its symptoms include pain, tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness. Common places include elbow and wrist. ...Read more

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What kind of nerve entrapment is assoicated with overpronation?

What kind of nerve entrapment is assoicated with overpronation?

Posterior Tibial nerve: Over pronation of the foot/ankle has been found to be linked to tarsal tunnel syndrome. This movement of the ankle is thought to irritate the posterior tibial nerve along the inside of the ankle. Symptoms may include burning or tingling along the sole of the foot. ...Read more

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Does nerve entrapment cause e.D? If so is the damage to nerve permanent?

Possible: If nerves are entrapped due to caudal equina syndrome in your lower back, you could have ed, but also, would have leg weakness and numbness, and urinary and bowel problems. Peripheral nerve issues can cause the problem, like diabetes, but this is not a nerve compression. Suggest you visit a good urologist and get evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: median nerve entrapment?

Carpal tunnel: Most commonly this refers to carpal tunnel syndrome where the median nerve is impinged upon in the wrist/lower hand area by the overlying fibrous band pressing it down onto the carpal bones. ...Read more

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Have you heard of pudendal nerve entrapment?

Yes: Not many physicians in the country treat this condition. In NJ we have a nice consortium. Here are some resources: www.pelvicpain.org http://www.oswego.edu http://www.advancedreconstruction.com ...Read more

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What causes nerve entrapment in the spine/neck?

What causes nerve entrapment in the spine/neck?

Pinched nerve: The two most common causes of nerve entrapment in the neck are a herniated disc or bony spurs called osteophytes, the last most common occurs later in life, 6th and 7th decades. ...Read more

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Pinched Nerve (Definition)

Medical one but it is interpeted to mean that there is a spinal nerve being compressed by a disc heniation usually but could also be from other causes like a degenerative ...Read more