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Pinched Posterior Tibial Nerve

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Meow Sherwood · · Hell · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 940

Anyone experienced this? I was just walking, heard a pop, now I can barely flex my ankle or stand. Supposed to climb tomorrow... advice? Approach shoe over an aircast?

Meow Sherwood · · Hell · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 940

I tried to somehow rig up a brace, but nothing works.. I can stand perfectly still but can’t walk. Icing resting it and NSAIDS, yielded some reduction in pain, but still couldn’t make it ten feet. I’m never walking on flat ground again!

Meow Sherwood · · Hell · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 940

After about a week I can walk again, right foot %75. Still can’t quit get into a deep squat, but my foot has almost normal flexion... kinda worried about jumping down onto it while bouldering. Anyhow.. will update if I get any tests done.. hopefully this is helpful to the next person.

Meow Sherwood · · Hell · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 940

Two weeks later, I just hiked 17 miles of rugged terrain in one day. There’s still some lingering pain and stiffness, but mobility and strength are %85. Looking forward to putting my shoes on again :3

Meow Sherwood · · Hell · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 940

1.5 months later, I can finally climb again (including mantling into a high foot, which mimics the deep squat position I was unable to do post injury). I tried to climb at 30 days, but the strength and mobility just wasn’t there.. one warm up ending in a v0 mantle/high foot, back to pain and instability. Still some lingering stiffness, which leads me to believe I somehow injured the tendons in my interior ankle, not a pinched nerve, despite the weird pain and onset.

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