Nerve Entrapment

Stephen L. Barrett, DPM, MBA, FACFAS, FAENS
104,257 reads | 0 comments | 11/26/2013

Entrapment of the common peroneal (fibular) nerve can cause a myriad of symptoms, ranging from low back pain to drop foot. This author provides a guide to diagnosing the nerve entrapment, offers pearls on performing neurolysis/decompression and discusses the potential impact it can have for patients.

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By Greg Mowen, DPM
11,781 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/2007

Editor’s note: Peripheral nerve decompression for patients with diabetes and lower extremity neuropathy continues to be a hotly debated topic in podiatric medicine and other specialties. The driving force of evidence based medicine has looked critically upon this procedure while many respected surgeons in a variety of fields have found great clinical successes. Dr. Mowen reviews many of the debate topics and presents some helpful information and opinion in this column. — Dr. Steinberg

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By Stephen Offutt, DPM, MS and Patrick DeHeer, DPM
227,405 reads | 0 comments | 11/03/2004

   Heel pain is arguably the most common complaint that foot and ankle specialists hear. The majority of these complaints are linked to plantar fasciitis and we all have developed our own unique treatment algorithms for this condition. What happens when we are months into our treatment algorithm and the patient has not had much improvement or a fasciotomy has been performed and the heel pain returns? Is it still plantar fasciitis?    No. In both of these scenarios, we must revert back to our differential diagnoses. While heel pain is commonly caused by plantar

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