If so, you may have peripheral neuropathy.
There are over 100 known causes of peripheral neuropathy and you may be especially prone to developing this condition if you are a diabetic.
At Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC, we can perform a simple skin biopsy in which we will determine the concentration of small nerve fibers in your lower extremity. This allows us to diagnose and effectively treat your condition.
Treatment for peripheral neuropathy includes nutritional supplements, prescription medications, injection therapy and in some cases surgical procedures to release swollen and compressed nerves.
So, if you're experiencing any of these symptoms or have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is essential that you make an appointment to see us as soon as possible.
Do you feel a burning sensation on the ball of your foot or do you have the feeling that your sock is wrinkled?
If so, you may have a neuroma.
A neuroma is an enlargement of the nerve that provides sensation to the toes. This enlargement can be due to poor foot structure, poorly fitting shoes or trauma to the feet.
Treatment for neuromas typically includes padding, custom orthotic devices, oral anti-inflammatory medication, cortizone injections or alcohol sclerosing therapy which usually eliminates the need for surgery. If these conservative treatments do not relieve the symptoms, surgical excision may be performed.
If you think you have a neuroma, come in for a consultation and let us evaluate you today.