Why does my ankle and foot hurt, tingle after my knee surgery?

Some people can have pain in their foot, ankle or leg after they have had an injury to the knee or knee surgery.  This pain may not be immediate but can occur months later.  Patients can complain of a burning, tingling, sharp, or numbness sensations in these areas.  The problem can be caused from a compression of the common fibular nerve, previously called the common peroneal nerve, as it goes around the upper part of the fibula.  This is the nerve that can give people a funny sensation like hitting their “funny bone” after the sit with their legs crossed and then get up.  The nerve had been compressed in this position.

If you are having nerve symptoms as described, call our office (760) 568-0108 for an appointment and evaluation.  There may be treatments that can get you back on your feet feeling good again.

Dr. Harvey Danciger
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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle