Thursday, November 13, 2008

10th November - Trip to Doc's

Leg has continued to give me pain and i needed to get this looked at.

After a lengthy examination is has been diagnosed as Common peroneal nerve dysfunction.

Symptoms are :-

Decreased sensation, numbness or tingling at the top of the foot
Weakness of the ankles or feet
Walking abnormalities
"Slapping" gait (walking pattern)
Foot drop (unable to hold foot horizontal)
Toes drag while walking

The treatment is :-

Dypliphenic - 50mgs 3 times daily and course of physio for 4 weeks, then referred to the nurologist.

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