Paresis of the peroneal nerve is one of the most common complications of peripheral nerves.

The peroneal nerve is located very close to the surface, making it susceptible to injury and damage.

The term 'paresis' denotes weakness in muscle function, as opposed to paralysis, which signifies the loss of function in one or more muscles.

The application of physical therapy is crucial in treating peroneal nerve paresis.

Timely implementation of treatment helps protect the muscles responsible for lifting the foot from atrophy.

PhysioNova is a physiotherapy center that successfully conducts the rehabilitation of the injured peroneal nerve.

Our innovative treatment protocol for peroneal nerve paresis enables effective treatment and a significantly faster patient recovery.


Causes and Factors That Can Damage the Peroneal Nerve

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The peroneal nerve is a branch of the sciatic nerve that wraps around the back of the knee to the front of the shin.

Nerve injury can occur due to various reasons, including:

  • Compression of the nerve root due to conditions like disc herniation, spondylolisthesis, or different adhesions.
  • Post-surgery on the hip, pelvis, or knee.
  • Chronic inflammation.
  • Mechanical pressure around the knee area.
  • As a result of sports injuries.
  • Prolonged sitting with crossed legs or squatting.
  • Complications during childbirth.
  • Sudden weight loss.

It is important to recognize these causes to take appropriate steps in the prevention and treatment of peroneal nerve injuries.


How to Recognize Damage to the Peroneal Nerve?

Damage to the peroneal nerve can cause various symptoms indicating paresis. Key symptoms include:

  • Muscle Weakness: Reduced strength in muscles controlled by the peroneal nerve, especially in the muscles that lift the foot.
  • Difficulty Lifting the Foot: Difficulty in raising the front part of the foot, which may result in scraping or dragging the foot.
  • Loss of Sensation: Reduced or lost sensation in the area covered by the peroneal nerve.
  • Tingling or Numbness: Sensation of tingling or numbness in the legs and feet.
  • Walking Difficulties: Unsteady gait or altered walking pattern.

If you notice these symptoms, it is important to seek medical assistance for diagnosis and appropriate treatment.


Involves Three Treatment Phases

Before conducting any therapeutic procedure, it is necessary to undergo a specialist examination with a physiatrist in our spinal centre.

During the specialist examination, you will discuss your symptoms and complaints with Dr. Jelena Kluz Đurđević, a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Based on relevant documentation and a physiatric examination, the extent of the damage will be determined, and an official diagnosis will be made.

After the examination, the doctor will propose the exact treatment protocol and agree with you on the commencement of therapy.

Our renowned Protocol 2 for treating cervical syndrome consists of the following 9 therapeutic procedures:

  • Spinal decompression Tritton DTS Chattanooga
  • Kinesiotherapy and RSQ1 electrostimulation therapy
  • Cold laser
  • Combined therapy with ultrasound and TENS technique
  • Hypobaric therapy
  • IMS intramuscular stimulation
  • Myofascial release (MFR)
  • Radial waves
  • Focused shockwaves (FSWT)

Our team of experts in our spinal centre will ensure that your health improves in the shortest time possible.

The therapeutic process at Fizionova doesn't end immediately after completing the treatment.

It is necessary to monitor the patient's condition in the next month to ensure that a satisfactory effect has been achieved.

Our team will be available to provide proper support and detailed instructions on preventive measures.

In addition, you will receive an exercise plan that you can perform independently at home to prevent the condition from recurring.

Our physiotherapist will explain the exercise process in detail for you to apply at home.

The first follow-up examination will be scheduled for one month after the completion of the therapeutic process.


Protocol 619 - Key Combination of Therapies for Treating Peroneal Paresis

Our Protocol 619 for treating peroneal paresis represents the most efficient way to recover the peroneal nerve.

By combining 9 different therapeutic methods, we facilitate a faster healing process and recovery.

Protocol 619 consists of the following therapeutic methods:

  • FSWT - Focused Shockwave Therapy
  • Kinesiotherapy + Cryotherapy
  • RSQL Apparatus Treatment
  • Salus Talent Therapy
  • MFR - Myofascial Release
  • IMS - Intramuscular Stimulation
  • Electrostimulation
  • Pressure Therapy
  • Radial Wave Therapy

The timely implementation of our therapeutic protocol will help prevent atrophy in your foot-lifting muscles.

Restore proper walking at PhysioNova

The recovery of patients with peroneal nerve injuries largely depends on the therapeutic approach. We advise you to start therapy as early as possible because delaying it can result in a slower and more challenging recovery.

If you have recognized characteristic symptoms of the condition, schedule an examination at PhysioNova. We will promptly implement a treatment program with the full support of our expert team.

We are confident that the combined application of therapeutic methods will yield positive results and restore your proper walking.


Dr Jelena Kluz-Đurđević, a specialist in physical medicine

After a conversation with the patient, Dr. Jelena will conduct an examination to obtain a more comprehensive view of your health status, helping to determine whether it's an injury or a diagnosis.

The examination lasts for 30 minutes and includes:

Schedule a specialist examination by calling 011 2100 588 for the cost of 4,000 RSD.

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