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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.
Peroneal Nerve Entrapment Diagnosis and Treatment at Inspira
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 the 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 persists after these methods have been exhausted, your doctor may recommend surgery to release the nerve and reduce compression.
Why Choose Inspira for Peroneal Nerve Entrapment Care
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 for ulnar nerve entrapment and cubital tunnel syndrome. Our surgeons, physicians and nurses bring a wide range of diverse expertise to the operating room, ensuring you get comprehensive neurosurgery services right in your neighborhood.
Inspira’s minimally invasive surgical experts specialize in treating conditions that affect the spine and surrounding nerves 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.
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.
Inspira Peroneal Nerve Entrapment Care Locations
Our neurosurgeons treat patients around South Jersey from several convenient locations.