Home > Experts > Question Question Posted by: globalastro | 2017/04/21 Deep partial thickness circumferential burn to the ankle caused damage to peroneal nerve, what should I expect and what can I do? A month ago, I stepped into scalding water causing deep partial thickness burns to my ankle and I believe it burned my peroneal nerve. I have issues from the top of the burn up to my knee on the outside of my leg (where the calf meets the shin) and at the bottom of the burn area on the 3 toes on the inside where at any moment it can have decreased sensitivity, burning, pins and needles or itch and I cannot lift my big toe. The doctor I have been seeing has not been focusing on anything but the burn itself which is getting dressed daily with silvadene, and minor physical therapy. I've heard that peripheral nerves CAN heal on their own, but can take up to 3 years, so here's hoping that's the case, but the only pain management i've been on since this occurred was 600mg Ibuprofen for the swelling 3 times a day and 1000mg Acetaminophen for pain as needed, neither of which seem to do much to help with the constant irritation from the nerve. I'm not sure what I should tell the doctor or if there is even anything they can do about it, because whenever I bring up any issue of numbness or nerve damage, they seem to just brush it off. Are there any specific things I should ask or is there even anything that can be done about it from a medical standpoint other than the good old "wait and see" and "get over it" in terms of the irritation? Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question Have your say Your name (optional) Your comment Security × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Search health advice Find an answer × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Reply to Your name (optional) Your comment Security Close Submit comment Recently: Asked Questions Answered Questions Commented Questions HIV transmission from female to male Could I be at risk? Why Is my period lasting a month and a half? Non stop menstruation during Hormone Treatment Burning sensation whenever I urinate Can i take yamin while taking trelavue? had sex with someone hiv positive and the condom broke and we didn't hear it when it broke we saw when we finished that the condom is broken. am i infected already, this happened yesterday at 10pm my friend had sex with someone with HIV positive and the condom broke but they didnt hear anything until they were finished. the lad is positive the guy is nagetive. is he infacted straight ? nail clipper hiv risk im too much worried of getting hiv Hi im on depo for one month now and have gained 7kg despite of the fact that im using herbex slimming products.What can I di to stop the weight gain? Crazy fantasy Does my husband have an affair with another man? Cant have intercourse HIV+ but not on treatment advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks?