Because you walk and stand for so many hours every day, nerve pain can be particularly challenging to cope with in your feet. At NYC Footcare PC, with locations including Upper East Side offices at 60th and 70th Street in New York City, additional offices in Jamaica, Queens; and Plainview, New York; and a surgical center in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, the experienced podiatrists including Paul Drucker, DPM, and Jarret Drucker, DPM, AACFAS, are nerve pain experts. They’re ready to diagnose your pain-causing issue and help you find long-term relief, so call the office or schedule your visit online now.
Your feet have about 200,000 nerve endings each — far more than most other parts of the body. Because of this high nerve concentration, nerve pain may occur in many different areas of your foot. Some of the most common specific causes of foot nerve pain include:
Even other types of foot problems can cause nerve pain. For example, a bone spur can irritate a nearby nerve, leading to nerve pain.
In many cases, nerve pain happens when you have an underlying condition that requires attention, so it’s vital to reach out to NYC Footcare PC if you’re having symptoms of this kind of pain.
Nerve pain can feel like:
In addition to the pain sensations, you may have other nerve-related issues like numbness and weakness. People with diabetes often experience both nerve and blood vessel problems, leading to chronic foot ulcers and additional complications like recurrent infections.
In severe cases, nerve problems can make it difficult to walk and cause frequent stumbling or falls that endanger your health.
Nerve pain treatment varies by individual and underlying issues. NYC Footcare PC offers a wide menu of effective treatments, such as topical pain-relieving creams, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), oral medications, and custom orthotics.
Many people with chronic nerve pain can make lifestyle changes, such as wearing more supportive shoes and losing extra weight, which can help manage the factors contributing to nerve pain.
If you have stubborn nerve pain due to nerve damage, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections could be a good option. PRP is a highly concentrated source of powerful growth factors from your own blood. These growth factors can stimulate nerve healing and, in turn, ease your pain.
In some cases, surgery may be the best way to correct an underlying condition and manage your nerve pain. NYC Footcare PC offers a full range of minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery at their state-of-the-art facility in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.
If you need help with the unpleasant effects of nerve pain, call NYC Footcare PC or click on the provided link now.