Nerve Pain

Nerve Pain services offered in Chandler, AZ

Nerve Pain

Nerve pain caused by a neuroma or tarsal tunnel syndrome can impact mobility and quality of life. Luckily, various treatments provide lasting relief. At Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona in Chandler, Arizona, podiatrists and board-certified foot and ankle surgeons Alex Stewart, DPM, Antonius Su, DPM, and their team specialize in diagnosing and treating nerve pain affecting the feet. Call Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona today to schedule nerve pain treatment, or book your appointment online.

How can I tell if nerve pain is causing my foot discomfort?

Foot pain can be debilitating, and for good reason –– the foot has more than 7,000 nerve endings. Nerve pain presents similar symptoms to other types of pain. Still, there are telltale signs to look out for, including:

  • Burning, aching, or tingling sensations
  • Electric shock-like sensations
  • Muscle weakness in the area
  • Pain that’s worse at night
  • Pain that’s worse during certain activities, like exercise

Make an appointment at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona if you have any of these symptoms.

What are some common causes of foot-related nerve pain?

The Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona team treats several causes of foot-related nerve pain, including:

Morton’s neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is a tumor that forms on the ball of the foot in the nerves between the third and fourth toes. Conditions that increase your risk of experiencing a neuroma include biomechanical abnormalities like high arches, traumatic injuries, and general wear-and-tear.

Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS) refers to compression of the posterior tibial nerve, one of the most prominent nerves in your lower leg that extends into your foot. TTS symptoms include shooting pain, tingling, and numbness.

Diabetic neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is caused by untreated diabetes, occurring when your blood glucose levels remain abnormally high, resulting in permanent nerve damage. Like TTS, diabetic neuropathy causes stinging and burning in your feet. 

How is foot-related nerve pain diagnosed?

Your provider at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona asks about your symptoms and examines your feet and ankles. They assess your muscle strength, range of motion, and reflexes and gently press on your foot and ankle to identify sensitive places. 

If they suspect an underlying medical condition, like diabetic neuropathy, they order lab tests, including bloodwork and a nerve conduction study.

How is foot-related nerve pain treated?

The Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona team treats foot-related nerve pain using a conservative, minimally invasive approach. Your provider might suggest:

  • Ice and heat therapy
  • Resting
  • Massaging your feet
  • Wearing a splint for support
  • Prescription antidepressants
  • Prescription pain medication
  • Prescription anticonvulsants

Call Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona today to receive treatment for foot-related nerve pain, or book your visit online.