Peroneal Nerve Injury
- Broken leg bone
- Knee injury
- Surgery to leg or knee
- Ankle injuries
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- Sitting position
- Cast on lower leg, particularly if it is too tight
- Blood clots, tumors, or other masses
- Recent trauma to leg
- Having a cast on your leg
- Frequently sitting with legs crossed
- Long periods of bedrest
- Being very thin
- Numbness or tingling in the lower leg
- Pain in foot or shin
- Foot weakness
- Prickling sensation
- Pins and needles sensation
- Avoid crossing your legs
- Move around frequently
- If you work on your knees, wear protection
- If you have a cast on your leg, let your doctor know right away if you are having numbness or tingling.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov
OrthoInfo.org - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons http://orthoinfo.org
The Canadian Orthopaedic Association http://www.coa-aco.org
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Mononeuropathy. Merck Manual Home Health Handbook website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/brain%5Fspinal%5Fcord%5Fand%5Fnerve%5Fdisorders/peripheral%5Fnerve%5Fdisorders/mononeuropathy.html. Updated September 2012. Accessed July 19, 2013.
NINDS Foot Drop Information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/foot%5Fdrop/foot%5Fdrop.htm. Updated January 29, 2009. Accessed July 19, 2013.
Peronial muscular atrophy. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated November 7, 2012. Accessed July 19, 2013.
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- Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014 -
- Update Date: 06/02/2014 -