Nerve Conduction study: "slow/sluggish" not blocked signalPosted by jewel877 on 1/15/05 at 05:19 (167231)
i have a connective tissue disease and have had severe tenosynovitis in wrists, fingers, hips and foot. 2 1/2 yrs ago i completely tore 2-3 ankle ligaments, successful rehab and back to work for 2 yrs. quit walking for exercise(hips)and did more and more swimming. Developed tenosynovitis of the posterior tibialis tendon. Now have ongoing pain (this all started last June) even tho' tenosynovitis is resolved, now nerve involvement.
Nerve conduction study reports the signal is slow all the way along but not blocked. I have pain the more i weight bear.
When i had severe tenosynovitis in wrists the nerves became involved also.
I do not want this to become a permanent problem, is there anything else i can do at this point? Is it unwise for me to stay on foot when it hurts. Could the problem be swelling causing the slow signal? How does one resolve edema there and is it risky to inject the area with steroid?
I had 2 steroid injections in past in ankle, but that was on lateral aspect into the joint space. Take it easy? Return to work? thanks sue
Re: Nerve Conduction study: "slow/sluggish" not blocked signaljewel877 on 1/15/05 at 05:26 (167232)
SORRY, FORGOT TO ADD, O.K. TO DO TENS/E-STIM?
IS LIDOCAINE PATCH A GOOD IDEA? (I HAD A NERVE (LIDOCAINE) BLOCK 2 MONTHS AGO).