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My son whos 12 has nearapraxia left superficial peroneal nerve damage will he have this forever?

My son whos 12 has nearapraxia left superficial peroneal nerve damage will he have this forever?

Neuro praxis : Refers to an injury to the insulation of the nerve called the myelin sheath. If you take away the offending cause it normally takes 3 weeks to 3 months to recover. It is unusual to last longer than that and if it does i would be concerned about on going compression or toxic effect or a more serious injury to the nerve itself called axonomesis. ...Read more

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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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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

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My brother (30 yo) has a pinched superficial peroneal nerve on his right leg. Surgery was recommended but are there other alternatives?

My brother (30 yo) has a pinched superficial peroneal nerve on his right leg. Surgery was recommended but are there other alternatives?

You can try : An injection which may quell the pain associated with the entrapment. But, if the pain persists the surgery is a good idea. ...Read more

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Superficial peroneal nerve compression syndrome is there a cure? leg hurts knee swollen foot tingling numb for a month speclist app 3 weeks

Superficial peroneal nerve compression syndrome is there a cure?   leg hurts knee swollen  foot tingling numb  for a month speclist app 3 weeks

May need surgical op: May need surgical therapy. This is a complex problem and requires special expertise. The diagnosis must be clear. There may also be causalgia complicating this. It appears you have other medical problems which need perspective ...Read more

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Damaged my superficial branch of radial nerve. Muscle below looks atrophy. Is it neurogenic atrophy? What are the treatments?

Damaged my superficial branch of radial nerve. Muscle below looks atrophy. Is it neurogenic atrophy? What are the treatments?

Physical therapy: U'r treatment would involve Physical Therapy and muscle strengthening exercises. If u don't use it u will lose it to make it simple. Even if it's hard u must work through that so the atrophy does not get worse. ...Read more

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What are the 7 methods of identifying facial nerve during a superficial parotidectomy?

Are you a patient?: Unusual for a patient to ask this level of questions.The facial nerve lies approximately 1.0–1.5 cm deep and slightly anterior and inferior to the tip of theexternal canal cartilage (also called ‘pointer’). The nerve lies approximately 1.0 cm deep to the medial attachment of the posterior belly of the digastric muscle to the digastric groove of the mastoid bone. There are more methods. ...Read more

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Are there any superficial (palpable) nerves in back, slightly to the outside of the leg below the knee?

Shouldn't be: Not under normal circumstances. You shouldn't find any palpable nerves laterally below the level of the knee. The common peroneal nerve sort of wraps around the knee but it is not palpable although it is "damageable" fairly easily by compressing it with the weight of a leg or other object. ...Read more

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Common peroneal nerves, f-waves of CPN & PTN, H-reflex, SNAP of sural nerves and superficial peroneal nerves are not recordable.( report of NCV test)?

NCV Test: A lot of times these NCV tests are inconclusive or need to be repeated. Do you have any symptoms like numbness or tingling? Any history of diabetes or peripheral neuropathy? These disorders may explain those findings. Nerve trauma can also be a possible etiology. ...Read more