Effectively Eliminate Persistent Pain after Ankle Sprain

Eric H. Williams MD
Specializing in reconstructive surgery and pain relief in the Greater Baltimore area.
We are now two months from a decompression of the common peroneal nerve at the fibular head as well as the superficial peroneal nerve on her lower leg for a persistent pain that was present in the foot and ankle. The pain had been present for about six months before we met her. Can you tell us what happened to you and why you were having pain before we met you?
 
I had walked in a hole and sprained my ankle and was having severe pain after they said that the sprain had healed and everything was fine.
 
And how long ago was that ankle injury?
 
Almost eight months ago.
 
Eight months ago, okay, so six months before we met you. Just to be sure, you stepped in a hole and you rolled your ankle this direction.
 
Yes.
 
And you didn’t break anything at all?
 
No.
 
Okay. What kind of pain were you having? Was it minor pain? Moderate pain?
 
Severe pain and it was burning - I could hardly walk on it.
 
Okay, and that was going on for six months?
 
Yes.
 
No broken fractures, no injuries, no ligament tears, you did not need surgery for your bones and joints, correct?
 
No.
 
How many doctors did you have to see for that?