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Entrapment Involving the Lateral Calcaneal Branch of the Sural Nerve

A Case Study

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Sural nerve impingement is frequently reported and often arises from localized trauma but much less understood are its mechanical etiologies. This case report describes the effects of local traction on the lateral calcaneal branch of the sural nerve. The association is confirmed anatomically and symptoms are alleviated with a heel lift. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 102(1): 75–77, 2012)

Corresponding author: Michael Heaslet, DPM, MS, 4950 Barranca Parkway, Suite 308, Irvine, CA 92604. (E-mail: mh@drheaslet.com)