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ID 27419
  Title Conservative management of peroneal nerve entrapment: A case report
Journal J Int Acad Neuromusculoskel Med. 2022 Dec;19(2):66-73
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Background: The peroneal nerve is the most common compressive nerve entrapment in the lower extremity. Symptoms of peroneal nerve entrapment include foot drop, weakness of the ankle and toe dorsiflexion and eversion, and paresthesia over the lateral leg below the knee and dorsum of the foot. The purpose of this case report is to discuss the treatment and outcome of peroneal nerve entrapment utilizing manipulation, kinesiology tape, and manual therapy.

Methods: A 23-year-old female patient presented for chiropractic care for a chief complaint of numbness and tingling over the anterior aspect of her left foot. After a history and exam, the patient was diagnosed with peroneal nerve entrapment. The patient completed 12 visits over two months using manipulation, manual therapy, and kinesiology tape.

Results: The patient had a complete resolution of symptoms after the seventh visit. The patient reported that after being discharged from care, she could complete all her normal activities of daily living without reproducing the symptoms.

Conclusion: A 23-year-old female patient was successfully treated by manipulation, manual therapy, and kinesiology tape for the diagnosis of peroneal nerve entrapment.

Author keywords: Peroneal nerve entrapment, kinesiology tape, manipulation, manual therapy

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