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I was diagnosed in March with foot drop. It has been very painful,

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I was diagnosed in March with foot drop. It has been very painful, and i was given Gabapentine to control it.
I was given a Nerve Conduction Study in June, and i was waiting fot a CT Scan. I have not had the scan yet, almost 10 weeks, and i am to see the neurologist in 2 weeks, does the scan need to be done before i see him?
I am desperately seeking a solution to this condition as i have pain every day. I now have the same pain in my hands as well. Its now been 16 weeks since it started.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David

I am sorry you are having these issues with your nerves

food drop can be caused by compression of the common peroneal nerve which runs on the outside of the knee

this nerve can be injured from inflammation of your knee or higher up the leg or back area.

you could also be having carpel tunnel inflammation of your wrist which can press on the ulner and median nerves which run through your wrist

diabetes can cause damage to nerve function

CT scans are not the best scans to look at nerves.

actually MRI scans see nerves, CT scan only see bone and muscle

I would not stress about having the CT scan done before you see the neurologist

see the neurologist in 2 weeks first and see what they say

ask if you have carpel tunnel syndrome in your wrist

ask if inflammation of the knee is causing compression of the peroneal nerve causing foot drop

let me know if you have questions.