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Doctors - Please tell me if you've seen this before

Posted by Darlene on 1/19/05 at 10:28 (167529)

I had a neurectomy for MN 1 week ago. I am feeling searing shooting pain whenever I stretch my calf. I feel it at the top of the arch just behind the met heads and it shoots to my toes. I wonder if that is because it stretches the fascia and moves the cut end of the nerve.

1. Would the cut end of the nerve be inflamed?

2. If so, what would be better to use - cortisone cream or ultrasound treatments?

Thank you in advance.


Re: Doctors - Please tell me if you've seen this before

Ed Davis, DPM on 1/21/05 at 14:25 (167686)

Shooting pains that are intermittent after surgical removal of a neuroma are not uncomon. Often, they will get progressively better by themselves. One option is to have a physical therapist apply high frequency electical stimulation to the area to basically 'deaden' the sensitized cut nerve.

Re: Dr. Davis

Darlene on 1/23/05 at 20:49 (167774)

Thanks for answering my post. Do you mean TENS? I'm not sure I could stand anything electrical touching that area yet. Would ultrasound help? I rented a machine for a month.