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Comprehensive Care for Foot and Ankle Nerve Pain in Commerce Twp, MI

The bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments of our feet and ankles are often the first tissues to suffer damage and put us on the injured list. But our nerves also play a crucial role in the way we move through the world. The nerves in your foot or ankle can suffer due to illness, injury, and even genetic anomalies—and when this happens, the symptoms can be life-altering.

Thankfully, you don’t have to live with numbness, tingling, pain, or limited mobility in your feet. At Lakes Foot & Ankle Associates, our podiatrists are experts in treating various nerve pathologies, including neuritis and neuroma, tarsal tunnel syndrome, and peripheral neuropathy.

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What is a Nerve Pathology?

Nerve pathologies are disorders of the nerves, which can be the result of injury, illness, or a genetic condition. Three of the most common nerve pathologies we treat here at Lakes Foot & Ankle Associates are neuritis and neuromas, tarsal tunnel syndrome, and peripheral neuropathy.

Nerve pathologies take different forms, and symptoms can range from lack of sensation in the bottoms of your feet to sharp, debilitating pain. Some conditions can make it feel like you’re walking on a stone or give you pain in the ball of your foot. These problems can be frustrating, and many people don’t know what to do when they have nerve pain, tingling, or numbness in their feet.

Whether you have a swollen or pinched nerve between the bones of your feet or nerve problems related to diabetes, our podiatrists can help you solve the problem. At Lakes Foot & Ankle Associates, we have advanced tools and technologies to restore feeling and comfort for good!

Common Symptoms of Nerve Pathologies

  • Foot tingling
  • Foot numbness
  • Middle of foot pain
  • Feet feel like walking on rocks
  • Burning, stabbing, or shooting pain
  • Loss of balance or coordination
  • Weak foot
  • Muscle cramps or twitching

When to See a Podiatrist About Nerve Pain in the Foot

Sometimes, minor nerve damage can happen after a night of wearing uncomfortable shoes or a training session gone too far. But if pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness lasts longer than a couple of days, it’s time to see a podiatrist at Lakes Foot & Ankle Associates. While you wait for your appointment, get some rest, wear comfortable, supportive shoes, and try applying ice periodically.

We recommend that all people with diabetes come to see us at least once per year for an annual check-up to keep an eye out for peripheral neuropathy. Of course, if you ever experience new or persistent symptoms, it’s best to have them checked out by our team. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at (248) 360-3888!

Nerve Pathology FAQs

There are a number of treatment options available for nerve pain in the feet, depending on the root cause of the issue. As part of your customized treatment plan, we may recommend changes in footwear, steroid injections, metatarsal elevating pads, custom orthotics, or advanced MLS laser therapy.

It can be, if left untreated. If you’re losing feeling in your feet that doesn’t go away with a change of posture, it could be a sign of an underlying condition or compressed nerves. This isn’t just uncomfortable—numbness could have an impact on blood flow, balance, and your ability to detect cuts or wounds. Contact a trusted podiatrist as soon as possible if you’re experiencing foot numbness, especially if you have diabetes.

We’re all familiar with “pins and needles” or the sensation of our foot “falling asleep” after being in the same position for a while. However, if you feel tingling that lasts longer than a week, or if it is accompanied by numbness or weakness, it could be a sign of another condition like peripheral neuropathy or tarsal tunnel syndrome. Contact a podiatrist for a thorough evaluation.

Learn More About Nerve Pathologies

Neuritis and Neuroma

Neuritis is a term for swelling and inflammation of the nerves. We can help treat pinched nerves in the feet as well as Morton’s neuroma (better known as intermetatarsal neuralgia): a thickening of nerve tissue that causes pain and discomfort, most often in the ball of the foot.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Like its cousin carpal tunnel syndrome, this condition involves compression of the nerve that runs through the tarsal tunnel just inside your ankle. If you have shooting pain, numbness, tingling, or a burning sensation in your foot, it’s time to get checked for TTS.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy can have many causes, though one of the most common is diabetes. From mild tingling and numbness to debilitating pain and loss of motion, this form of damage to the nerves can cause issues with balance and motion. Get treatment today!

Don’t Be Unnerved: Get the Help You Deserve

At Lakes Foot & Ankle Associates, we have a deep understanding of the complexities of nerve conditions and injuries. We understand how crucial it is to have full feeling in your feet and lead a pain-free life, and we’re here to help all our patients in Commerce Township achieve their goals in comfort. Nerve conditions can be frustrating, but they don’t have to be for long. Let our expert podiatrists use the most advanced methods available to find a lasting solution today.

If you’ve experienced persistent numbness, tingling, or nerve pain, call us at (248) 360-3888 or contact us online to schedule your appointment.

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