Foot Nerve Damage and Pain Treatment
A burning or numbing sensation or tingling in your feet may be a sign of nerve damage in your feet. If this is happening on the ball of your foot, you may have Morton’s neuroma. This foot condition affects one of the nerves leading to your toes. It may feel like you are standing on a pebble. The tissue around the nerve becomes thick. Toes may have a burning or stinging sensation, or you may feel a numbness in them.
If you wear high-heeled shoes on a regular basis and have these symptoms, you may have Morton’s neuroma. You may find a lower heeled shoe will ease the discomfort. Morton’s neuroma may respond to corticosteroid injections. In some situations, surgery may be necessary to relieve the symptoms.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is another condition which can cause discomfort. Symptoms are similar with burning sensations, numbness or tingling. The pain and discomfort from tarsal tunnel syndrome may also be felt in the sole of the foot or inside the ankle, although the pain can be located anywhere along the tibial nerve.
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Your doctor will examine your foot and ask questions about your symptoms and medical history. Certain tests will be performed to further identify the cause of your pain. After a thorough examination, your doctor will discuss the diagnosis and options for treatment with you.
Treatment for Pain and Nerve Damage
The type of treatment your doctor recommends for your pain and nerve damage will depend on the source of the pain. Neuromas and tarsal tunnel syndrome are tested for sensitivity by tapping directly on nerve pathways. The resulting sensations help your doctor to identify the problem area. Depending on the circumstances, surgery may be required to bring relief.
If you are experiencing foot pain or pain in your ankle, contact Dr. Stuart Mogul, and schedule an appointment for an exam and consultation. Foot pain can make doing simple daily activities impossible, so call today.