I am 33 years old, female and very active. I run about 5 to 7 miles 5 days a
I have been diagnosed with lower limb nerve entrapment (rt. leg below the knee)
The only time it becomes a problem is when I stop for H2O, my leg then becomes
very painful (heavy & hot). It gets to a point where placing weight on that
leg is almost unbearable. The pain lasts into the night. (10hs after I stop
running) I do ice and elevate my leg daily when needed...
I was told by my doctor that nerve damage was not eminent but living with this
problem can be very uncomfortable.
She wants to perform surgery to release the nerve. I am having a second opinion
soon. Is there anything I can do to that would prevent surgery.
Christi, nerve entrapments are physical phenomena. In other words, because the
problem is mechanical, the treatment must be mechanical. So surgey is the
complete solution. There might be a chance that a physical therapist with skills
in "Nerve Tension Technique" might be able to help you, but I wouldn't count on
it. It would be worth the effort to do some research locally to find a clinician
who can examine you from that point of view to give you a clear answer though.