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Should you get crutches and keep off of a sural nerve injury?

Immobilize. The sural nerve is a purely sensory nerve that supplies the outside of the lower leg and outer edge of the foot. It enters the foot behind the malleolus(bump) of the outer ankle. Injury can be aggravated by movement of the ankle because tendons of the ankle travel with the nerve. Resting the sural nerve will help it heal. Read more...

Does sural nerve damage cause numbness?

Yes, it can. The sural nerve is a purely sensory nerve and damage to it can cause numbness on the outside of your ankle and foot. Read more...

Can ultrasound see a pinched nerve such as the sural nerve or a cutaneous nerve?

Yes, ultrasound. is capable of visualizing the sural nerve and other cutaneous nerves, but it may be difficult, and it may also be difficult to find a sonographer with expertise. Read more...

Girlfriend 43 takes permanent vicodin, sural nerve removed. She drinks average 6 bottles of beer a day. How does this effect her mental and physical?

Not well. Certainly the combination of both a narcotic pain reliever on top of 6 beers a day is not recommended at all.By definition, your girlfriend would be an alcoholic drinking 6 beers a day. I recommend she get into a certified multidisciplinary pain clinic where she can get her pain addressed and as well see a physician to treat her alcoholism. If not already, they will eventually cause harm.Good luck. Read more...

I'm having calf pain down to my ankle and I think it's my sural nerve, what can I do until I see a dr. And can they help me?

I would make sure. You don't have a DVT in your calf, that could be life threatening. Read more...
Sural Nerve . More common things cause calf pain than sural nerve entrapment of neuritis. If in fact present, icing, anti-inflammatories, prevention of further irritation & proper footwear can help. Injections, physical therapy & surgery are all options and dictated based o the specifics of the presentation. If due to a vascular or autoimmune etiology, the treatment may vary. Read more...

Girlfriend takes 3 to 4 500mg vicodin a day for permanent chronic pain. Sural nerve removed. Drinks 6 beers a day and cigarettes. Is health at risk?

Absolutely. Your girlfriend is slowly killing herself. There is a good chance her pain problems are going to get worse and worse and she may already be addicted to pain meds. Read more...
Absolutely. Lets focus on the current issue. Alcohol use of this degree is associated with rebound anxiety and pain exacerbation which is increasing the need for the pain meds. Pain need use of that regularity will also be associated with mild withdrawal between doses and subsequent anxiety. This drives the need for alcohol. However the use of these substances keeps her regularly on the edge of withdrawal. Read more...
Serious risk. The combination of heavy drinking and cigarette use has a synergistic effect, making the combo much more unhealthy than either alone ( which of course are not great by themselves). She should seriously considered counseling to get all 3 habits under control and at the same time seek a pain specialist. Read more...

My doctor says I do have sural nerve entrapment. What is the cause and what is the treatment?

Nerve conduction . Achilles area numbness and "pins and needles" or electric sensations around the ankle, may be worse at night. Emg/ncs can usually diagnose. Seen in athletes with tight laces to thier skates or soldiers with tight laces on boots. Also seen with gastroc compression, or compartment syn, decompress rest nsaids more resistent cases may need meds for neuropathic pain and pt. Read more...

If my sural nerve is damaged, why is my lower leg and ankle swollen? I thought it was a sensory nerve? Should I stay off of it? What is the tx anyway?

Sural nerve. Sural nerve runs on the outside of the lower leg to base of 5th metatarsal. It not commonly injured unless you had a lateral ankle injury, such as, an ankle sprain. Then you can have ligament, tendon or even a fracture which would explain the swelling. Either way, you should see a foot and ankle specialist. Read more...
Likely the two. Are unrelated. Have it checked out. Read more...
See a physician. See a physician, be assessed for DVT to be safe, as damage to the sural nerve can cause decreased use/function after loss of sensation, consider dvt. If no dvt, any nerve damage can cause autonomic dysfunction to a limb and can cause swelling.If you are having significant pain, talk to your physician about complex regional pain syndrome as one of the first signs other than pain is vasomotor change. Read more...