Do you have numbness, burning, tingling, shooting, cramping or tightness in your foot or leg? You may be suffering from a nerve problem. Dr. Peyman Elison specializes in diagnosing and treating nerve problems and he is currently the President of the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons. Twice a year, he teaches other doctors and surgeons across the country and the world, how to properly evaluate and treat nerve problems in the feet and legs, as well as how they can help their patients.
Common nerve issues we treat in our office include:
- Nerve Entrapments. Nerve entrapments are also known as pinched nerves and will frequently cause sharp, shooting, burning and/or stabbing pain, along with sensitivity. They can be caused by injuries, repetitive stress or metabolic diseases such as Diabetes.
- Peripheral Neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is not just nerve pain; it is an actual disease. There are a variety of causes, but diabetes is a very common trigger. Peripheral neuropathy refers to the conditions that result when nerves that connect to the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage interrupts communication between the brain and other parts of the body, which leads to the strange or painful feelings in your feet.
- Nerve Injury. Our feet take a beating and really anything repetitive or traumatic can injure a nerve in your foot. If you are in pain or having odd sensations in your feet, it's best to consult an experienced podiatrist for their professional opinion.
Diagnosing Nerve Problems at Fixing Feet Institute
If you suspect that you have a nerve problem in your feet or legs, please contact our office for an appointment with Dr. Peyman Elison. At your visit, you will be properly evaluated by Dr. Elison; first he will ask you lots of questions relating to your pain, Then he will perform a very thorough hands-on physical examination. In certain situations Dr. Elison may perform Diagnostic Nerve Blocks to confirm the diagnosis of Nerve Entrapment. In other cases, he may order a Nerve Conduction Study to determine if there is a problem higher up in your back. Once he has determined the problem, Dr. Elison will discuss all of the treatment options available to treat your specific problem.