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Biphasic response: Typically, recovery occurs in two stages, with some initial improvement in the days or weeks after the surgery (as stunned nerves wake back up), followed by months of no real improvement and then finally a second stage of improvement (as regenerating nerve fibers finally grow to reach their targets). The important thing is to keep as active and limber as possible while waiting. ...Read more
EMG Report: That's mean that the motor response from the left and right common peroneal was markedly attenuated (weaken or reduce in force). For more information always ask your physician. ...Read more
upon your symptoms...work requirements....activity level....
Check with an ORTHOPEDIC specialist!
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I've had subluxing peroneals for two years which I never got fixed and now I'm getting pain there. Could this be related?
Heat, ice, ibuprofen: You will need rest, perhaps heat followed by ice and Ibuprofen or some sort of anti-inflammatory. Some would argue the use of heat but it can help circulation to the area and then ice it down. Topical anti-inflammatory creams and anesthetics may help. Rest will help. If worse or not improving, see your pcp, sports medicine doctor, orthopedist or rehab specialist. ...Read more
See specialist: Achilles tendonopathy is diagnosed clinically on exam and the type is confirmed by MRI (tendonosis +- partial tearing over degeneration). Treatment begins with resting the tendon, heel lift if mild or wearing a cam walker type boot with a heel lift for at least 1 month, this is followed by pt as tolerated. Platelet rich plasma injections (not steroid) have be recently used. Surgery if all fails. ...Read more
Acute vs Chronic: Tendonitis is an acute injury of the tendon areas resulting in inflammation and irritation noted on imaging studies. Tendonopathy is a chronic condition in which inflammation is not the issue but micro tearing and lack of healing taking place in the tendon. Consider PRP or stem cell therapy for either condition to use your own body's healing and anti-inflammatory factors to regenerate tissue. ...Read more
Peroneal tear/ruptur: The peroneal tendons, either the brevis or longus are examined after the incisions are made and after confirmation is made via an mri. Usually the tendons are partially torn, the frayed pieces are removed and the longitudinal tears are repaired with fine sutures. Wraps can be used to cover the tendon (bovine, porcine or amniotic membranes. ...Read more
Unless you are very thin and athletic.
Why do you ask. ...Read more
Entrapped nerve: You should see an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. ...Read more
Distal is at the : Back of the heel proximal is anywhere above that... ...Read more
If I have a peroneal tendon tear will it eventually get better on its own? It's been 5 months and pops. Still hurts sometimes.
Trying to decide to fix split of peroneal brevis tendon now or wait till after christmas. How to decide. Doc is leaving it up to me.?
Why not wait: Nd while waiting get a prp injection and keep your foot in a cam walker. What conservative treatment have you tried to date? ...Read more
When i stretch my achilles' tendon, which has tendonopathy.. It feels like it is tearing! is it tearing? It is painful! should I stop stretching?
Stop streching: Your body, is trying to tell you something. Stop stretching. On a microscopic level, you're stretching it and/or tearing. It. Pain with or without swelling, see a orthopedist or podiatrist. Ice, rest and NSAID in meantime. ...Read more
May b Achilles bursa: There is a bursa lurking between the tendon & the calcaneus which can b inflamed & may b helped by a steroid injection, but one must b sure it is not the calcaneal attachment @ the distal end of the tendon.Then a steroid injection would b contraindicated. ...Read more
See foot /ankle doc: If you do, it can be repaired. ...Read more
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Foot drop: The common peroneal nerve branches from the sciatic nerve. It includes the deep and superficial peroneal branches. These nerves provide sensation to the anterior (front) and lateral (side) parts of the legs and to the top of the feet. They innervate muscles in the legs which lift the ankle and toes upward (dorsi flexion). ...Read more