Common Peroneal Nerve Injection

Common peroneal nerve entrapment is a condition that leads to localized pain and/or numbness over the front and outer parts of the leg and foot, and/or weakness of the foot when it is bent in an upward direction. Common peroneal nerve injections are utilized to precisely treat these symptoms.

How Do I Prepare?

  • Take your regular medications with a small sip of water.
  • Arrive 30 minutes before your procedure.
  • Do not take aspirin seven days prior to your procedure, and avoid taking NSAIDs three days prior to your procedure. Please inform us if you are taking any blood thinners.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

During the Procedure

You will be asked to lie on your side with the affected leg up. The injection site (outer part of your knee) is prepped and then numbed with medication. A needle is then inserted in the outer side of your leg, followed by the numbing medication being injected into the area.

After the Procedure

You will likely have some pain at the injection site. The area served by the affected nerve may be numb for several hours from the numbing medication. During the period following the injection, stretching and physical therapy are encouraged in order to prevent pain from returning to the same level it was prior to the injection.

You will be encouraged to use the muscle with full range of motion rather than hold it in a fixed position. You may return to normal activities the same day.

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Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with our team so we can determine if common peroneal nerve injections are the ideal solution for your unique pain situation.