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Nerve Compression Syndrome (Lower Extremities)
Entrapment Neuropathies of the Lower Extremity
What are Nerve Compression Syndromes of the Lower Extremities?
Nerve compression syndromes of the lower extremities can occur in your hip, thigh, knee, leg, ankle, foot, and toes. These syndromes happen due to external pressure on the peripheral nerves.
Walking or standing may intensify the symptoms and may experience the following symptoms:
Possible causes include injury, obesity/overweight, pregnancy, trauma, diabetes, fluid accumulation in the abdomen, and surgical intervention.
Lower extremities syndromes include:
When left untreated, these syndromes worsen and can lead to permanent dysfunction of the affected area. Diagnose and treat them promptly.
How are Nerve Compression Syndromes of the Lower Extremities Treated?
Many patients spend months on medications, Corticosteroid injections, Tricyclic antidepressants, Gabapentin, phenytoin (Dilantin), or pregabalin (Lyrica).
But surgical intervention is usually the only way to get permanent relief from pain and numbness. It can help relieve the pressure on the nerve.
Dr. Tollestrup and his team can fix the damage with surgical intervention.
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