Physical sensations greatly enhance our ability to experience and enjoy this world around us. No matter if we are talking about tasting delicious desserts, smelling sweet perfumes, or listening to a favorite band, your nerves allow you to do it all (quite literally, as they allow us to even live in the first place!).
When it comes to peripheral nerves, everything is usually smooth sailing when they are healthy and functioning correctly. As soon as problems start to enter the picture, though, you will need treatment for nerve pain. If this happens in your lower limbs, Fixing Feet Institute is here to help.
Nerve pain is a symptom of neuropathic issues that include tarsal tunnel syndrome, Morton's neuroma, and peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage often, but not always, caused by diabetes). Treatment for this problem can take many different forms, but generally serves to relieve symptoms and either manage or correct the condition contributing to the pain. Traditionally, treatment for nerve pain in feet can include:
- Medications – Mild symptoms can be treated with over-the-counter pain medications, but prescription painkillers are sometimes used for more-severe symptoms. Other medications that may be used in treating nerve damage include antidepressants, anti-seizure medications, and creams containing capsaicin.
- Injections – Depending on your particular case, we may prescribe corticosteroid injections to relieve painful symptoms.
- Physical therapy – This form of therapy is sometimes used in instances where muscle weakness is due to damaged nerves and can help improve the ability to move.
- Surgery – When neuropathies are caused by pressure from tumors, a surgical procedure can be used to relieve the pressure and improve the condition. We are fortunate to have an experienced surgeon on staff who is skilled at performing nerve decompression procedures.
Nerve damage can be painful or put you at risk for severe complications when it impairs your ability to be aware of injuries that happen. Fortunately, we offer effective treatment for nerve problems in feet and ankles here at Fixing Feet Institute. Let our professionals help you today! Call our Surprise, AZ office at (623) 584-5556 or use our online form to schedule your appointment with us.