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I had incomplete sciatic n. severed by GSW in Viet Nam. Have

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I had incomplete sciatic n. severed by GSW in Viet Nam. Have had 10 surgical procedures on right leg ankle and foot. The last surgery was May of 2013 with fusion of the ankle for caves foot. In Dec. 2015 developed progressive now severe neuropathic pain. The rest pain well treated with gabapentin. The exercise induced pain progressive. I have no other feeling in the foot and no muscle function of the foot. Wonder about surgical or medical ablation of the medial plantar N. which seems to be causing the moderate to severe pain that has affected quality of life.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

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While that is possible to do there is a very good chance that you would still experience the pain.

I would suggest trying a nerve block to the medial plantar N a couple of times to see what the effect is prior to even considering having surgery.

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