What are the symptoms of nerve related foot problems?
Nerve injuries often cause a radiating pain that can be hard to pinpoint. Some warning signs that a patient may be suffering from an injured nerve include:
- Shooting pain while walking or at rest
- Seemingly random moments of burning sensations
- Having an area that hurts upon pressure
What are some types of nerve related injuries?
There are several possible types of damage that can cause nerve-related foot pain. As a result, a consultation with a specialist is the best way to determine the condition you have. Common nerve injuries include:
- Neuromas: pain in the never running between the third and fourth toes more common in women.
- Pinched nerves: repeated pressures or traumas can lead to pinched nerves.
- Nerve injuries: certain traumas, complications during surgeries.
- Common peroneal nerve dysfunction: damage to a single nerve that leads to lack of movement and muscle nourishment in the area surrounding that nerve.
What are the causes of nerve related foot problems?
Often times, nerve damage comes from wearing shoes that are too tight. Other possible causes of nerve pain are:
- Wearing high-heeled shoes
- Blunt trauma
- Excess pressure
What are the treatments if I have a damaged nerve?
Over the counter medications can be used to help manage the pain caused by damaged nerves; however, if you think you are suffering from the symptoms of a dysfunctional nerve, contact the specialists at our office immediately. Nerve related injuries are highly painful. Call 847.854.8000 today to schedule an appointment today, so we can help end your nerve pain.
Some potential treatment options offered by our practice include the following:
- Cortisone injections
- Arch supports
- Prescription anti-inflammatory medication
- New, supportive shoes