plantar nerve


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plantar nerve

n.
Either of two nerves that innervate the foot, with the smaller lateral one supplying the deep muscles of the foot and the lateral skin of the sole and fourth and fifth toes, and the larger medial one supplying muscles on the medial aspect of the foot and the skin of the first four toes and the medial two-thirds of the sole.
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This rare congenital abnormality occurs most frequently in the distribution of the median nerve in the upper, and medial plantar nerve in the lower, extremity.
Basically, the physician isolates the sensory nerve, which is a branch of the lateral plantar nerve, and inserts an RF electrode.
The medial plantar nerve branches can get entrapped between the knot of Henry and the abductor hallucis muscle, leading to first and second toe plantar dysesthesias.
This congenital abnormality occurs most frequently in the distribution of the median nerve in the upper and medial plantar nerve in the lower extremity.