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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 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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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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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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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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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 are the symptoms of ulnar nerve entrapment?

What are the symptoms of ulnar nerve entrapment?

Funny bone?!: It's not so funny when you hit the "funny bone" on your elbow. You feel pain and tingling along the side of your arm which shoots into your ring finger and pinky. This can be triggered by bending your elbow for a long time when you're talking on the phone or laying on your side. ...Read more

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Can Hemorrohoids cause Pudendal Nerve entrapment?

Can Hemorrohoids cause Pudendal Nerve entrapment?

Not likely: There are several anatomical planes between the two structures. ...Read more

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Which type of surgery for genitofemoral nerve entrapment?

You: Can try a diagnostic nerve block first to assure that that is the problem. Then a therapeutic steroid injection is worth a try before any surgical intervention if the diagnosis is made. ...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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What is any personal experience with nerve entrapment syndrome like?

Personal: Everyone's response to pain is very individual.I have very stoic pts & very sensitive ones.The real question is what can be done to get rid of the nerve entrapment?A good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers.Care may include surgery or meds (standard treatments), manipulation, or a newer, highly effective but little known treatment called Neuroprolotherapy. ...Read more

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Appears I have had ulnar nerve entrapment continually for the past 7 mos. What to do?

Appears I have had ulnar nerve entrapment continually for the past 7 mos. What to do?

A simple surgery: Presuming the problem is at the elbow, there is a quick operation which moves the ulnar nerve and relieves the pressure on it. If this has been long-standing, the recovery will take a while. Consult a plastic surgeon with hand experience or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pudendal nerve entrapment and what specialist is best to see for this problem?

What are the symptoms of pudendal nerve entrapment and what specialist is best to see for this problem?

Burning/Pain: Not many physicians in the US specialize in this. Here are some resources http://www.surgicalhospital.com/services/procedures/pudendal_nerve_release.shtml www.pelvicpain.org http://www.oswego.edu/~msheppar/isc325/spuninfo/physician.html www.pudendalhope.inf0 ...Read more

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What is the treatment for median nerve entrapment?

Depends on severity!: Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated with splinting at night, streroid injections, and outpatient surgery. My bias is to get an injection first. I would get nerve conduction studies prior to surgery. Also, the median nerve can be trapped higher up: this is called pronator teres syndrome, and is above the wrist and immeidately below the elbow. Check it out on wikipedia. ...Read more

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How serious is ulnar nerve entrapment surgery?

Open surgery: Any surgery around the nerves has risks and potential complications. Ulnar nerve surgery is a relatively common surgery done by neurosurgeons and nerve specialists. It involves identifying the nerve at the region of the elbow and freeing it up of any scar and adhesions. Sometimes, it is necessary to transpose it or move it slightly so that it is not as easily injured. ...Read more

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Can nerve entrapment at elbow cause tricep pain?

Can nerve entrapment at elbow cause tricep pain?

Not typically: Ulnar neuropathy is a nerve entrapment at the elbow with typical symptoms of numbness of the small 1 and 1/2 fingers and weakness of the intrinsic hand muscles. Pain in the triceps can be from a herniated disc in the neck at the c7 level. Subluxation of the triceps muscle can mimic both conditions. A good physical exam, complimented by emg/ncs can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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