8 months ago I went off of an icy curb and landed with my foot under me. I had swelling immediatley on the inside of my foot by the arch. I assumed I sprained it. I have had 2 MRI and a EMG and multiple X-rays taken. The only thing that shows is that I still have a heel contustion but nothing else. I constantly have a burning sensation down the outside of my right leg below the knee into the ankle and under foot. And it is worse when I walk for a long period of time. And sometimes it really annoys me when I try to sleep, just can't get comfortable. I am currently taking gabapentin and have Lidocan patches, I also had a nerve block done which worked wonders. The doctor believes it is Sural Nerve damage caused from the inversion of my right ankle. I am just wondering on how long this will actually take to heal, or is this an ongoing situation? I currently wear an ankle gauntlet to support heel when I walk, which tends to put pressure on the outside of my ankle.
it can take up to 6 months to heal. wearing orthotics can help align the foot and ankle in a better position to help take the strain off the nerve.
physical therapy involving iontophoresis can help too. i also recommend taking vit B complexes to help nourish the nerves as it repairs.
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