What is the initial treatment for peroneal mononeuropathy?

Updated: Jun 08, 2018
  • Author: Shaheen E Lakhan, MD, PhD, MS, MEd; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Most peroneal nerve lesions respond to conservative management with rest and elimination of triggering factors such as leg crossing. Physical therapy is helpful in recovery of function. A large Italian study showed good spontaneous improvement in patients with peroneal mononeuropathy and rehabilitation helped with recovery of deambulation. [31] Additionally, ankle foot orthosis (AFO) helps to stabilize the gait and prevent tripping due to the foot drop.


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