How Nerve Surgery Helped One Patient Get His Life Back

Eric H. Williams MD
Specializing in reconstructive surgery and pain relief in the Greater Baltimore area.
"We are now four weeks from a decompression of the proximal tibial nerve in the calf on both legs, actually. We did a decompression of the common peroneal nerve at the fibular head on the outside of the knee.
Tell us what your symptoms were like before surgery and why we did this.
 
It was unbearable to get up in the mornings to go to work. I couldn’t walk. It was very painful to stand any period of time. All of my extracurricular activities had ceased since this pain.
 
Where was the pain? Describe the sensation on the bottom of your foot, if you were to touch the bottom of your foot or stroke the bottom of your foot, what would it feel like?
 
It was like it was intensified like just touching it or standing on just a little bit of grass or something - the nerves magnified the pain. 
 
The top of your right foot, from the common peroneal nerve, tell us about the symptoms you had coming down your leg to the top of your foot, what was that like?
 
It was like somebody kicked the top of my foot. It was sore and the l..."