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Alternative Names Neuropathy - common peroneal nerve; Peroneal nerve injury; Peroneal nerve palsy Symptoms Decreased sensation , numbness or tingling in the top of the foot or the outer part of the upper or lower leg Weakness of the ankles or feet Walking abnormalities "Slapping" gait (walking pattern in which each step taken makes a slapping noise) Foot drop (unable to hold foot horizontal) Toes drag while walking Signs and tests Examination of the legs may show a loss of muscle control over the legs (usually the lower legs) and feet. The foot or leg muscles may atrophy (lose mass). There is difficulty with dorsiflexion (lifting up the foot and toes) and with eversion (toe-out movements). Muscle biopsy or a nerve biopsy may confirm the disorder, but they are rarely necessary. Tests of nerve activity include: EMG (electromyography, a test of electrical activity in muscles) Nerve conduction tests MRI to look for compressive lesion along nerve Other tests are determined by the suspected cause of the ne...
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Neuropathy - axillary nerve
over part of the outer shoulder
Shoulder weakness , especially when lifting the arm up and away from the body
Signs and tests
Your health care provider will examine your neck, arm, and shoulder. Weakness of the shoulder may cause difficulty moving your arm.
The deltoid muscle of the shoulder may show signs of muscle atrophy .
Tests that may be used to evaluate axillary nerve dysfunction include:
and nerve conduction tests -- will be normal right after the injury; should be performed several weeks after the injury or symptoms start
or x-rays of the shoulder
You should know
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