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Old 10-30-2002, 08:37 AM   #1
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Angry nerve damage after broken leg


My son had a very bad auto accident in 8/2002. He broke 3 bones in his right leg. The Tibia bone was broken just below the knee and just above the anke. The fibia was broken in the back of his leg. The leg has healed very well. The problem now is that he can't feel his toes or the top of his foot. We have been told that he has Peripheral nerve damage that may not be reversed. I have been to a nerve specialist and she did a test that gave us some info but said she didn't that that Physical Therapy would help much. He has been going to the theapy 3 days a week for the past 2 weeks. He seems to be about to move is ankle a bit now but not much. We also got a Orthotic for his shoe to help keep his foot up as it just seems to hang.

Can anyone help? Has anyone had this same problem?



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Old 10-30-2002, 10:36 PM   #2
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My dad had something similar after he smashed and I do mean smashed his wrist. He broke it so badly that all of his wrist bones were floating in his arm. They used pins to spread his bones apart hoping some of his bones would migrate back in place. He has had a numb trigger finger ever since this accident. He can use the finger just fine but has no sensation in it so when he uses things like a saw his finger tends to release on the trigger so to speak without him noticing it and the saw will quit running. To the best of my knowledge there is nothing that can be done for him as they told you in your sons case. I would suggest he keep on with therapy but if insurance decides to stop paying for it then substitute a home therapy routine. One other thing that might be of benefit to him to is to join a fitness center to work on that extremity. My father in law had a nasty plane crash and broke his leg in several places as well as other bones and once he was officially done with therapy he worked out on his own at a fitness center which helped him tremendously. Best of Luck to your son in his recovery.

Old 10-31-2002, 05:27 PM   #3
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Tangle has peripheral neropathy as a result of environmental chemical exposure. Here is a list of meds for nerve health:

Conventional med docs typicaly prescribe Nerontin or Gabapentin. These type drugs work on GABA nerve receptors.

Alternative docs prescribe nutrients like vit B-12, GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid), Alpha Lipoic Acid. GABA supplementation not only increases and nurishes GABA nerves, but it also stimulates the production of HGH (Human Growth Hormone), which is said to stimulate growth of nerve cells.

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