Peroneal Nerve Entrapment

The peroneal nerve is a part of the sciatic nerve that facilitates movement and sensation in the lower leg, foot and toes. Peroneal nerve dysfunction is common and is often caused by trauma or injury to the knee, a lower leg (fibula) fracture, or some form of prolonged constriction, such as wearing a tight plaster cast.

When your peroneal nerve is injured, you may experience symptoms including: 
  • Numbness or tingling in the top of the foot or leg 
  • “Slapping” gait, in which each step taken results in a slapping sound 
  • Inability to hold foot up 
  • Walking problems 
  • Muscle weakness around the ankles or feet

To prevent further damage to the peroneal nerve, padding, knee braces and splints can help restrict movement and encourage healing. Corticosteroid injections may also reduce swelling and relieve pressure on the nerve. If pain persist after these methods have been exhausted, your doctor may recommend surgery to release the nerve and reduce compression.

For more information about our neurosurgery services or to schedule an appointment at one of our South Jersey facilities, call 1-800-INSPIRA.

Why Choose Inspira?

Exceptional Care Close to Home

With a team of trusted neurosurgeons operating in South Jersey, there’s no need to travel outside of your community to receive cutting-edge care. Our surgeons, physicians and nurses bring a wide range of diverse expertise to the operating room, ensuring you get comprehensive peroneal nerve treatment right in your neighborhood.

Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

Inspira’s minimally invasive surgical experts specialize in treating spinal, brain and nerve conditions, including peroneal nerve entrapment, with skilled precision. Our state-of-the-art surgical facilities are equipped with advanced 3D imaging technology, which allows our neurosurgeons to use minimally invasive techniques that reduce pain and scarring, improve surgical outcomes and speed up recovery time.

Multidisciplinary Approach to Treatment

Thanks to Inspira’s integrated provider network, our neurosurgical team is poised to provide personalized, coordinated care. By taking a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, your surgeon will have access to other specialists—from intensivists and hospitalists, to endocrinologists and physical therapists—that will work closely together to diagnose and treat your condition.