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The feet contain many nerves that are part of the peripheral nervous system. Peripheral nerves send and receive signals to the spinal cord and brain, controlling muscles and relaying sensation. When the nerves in the feet are damaged due to injury or health conditions, they can cause foot neuropathy. Our orthopedic specialists at DOCS Health offer foot neuropathy treatment at our state-of-the-art medical center in Los Angeles.

What is Foot Neuropathy?

Foot neuropathy is a form of peripheral neuropathy. The nerves in the foot are sensitive to pressure and injury. Inflammation, infection, compression, trauma and other damage can impact how the nerves perform. When peripheral nerves in the foot are damaged, they can cause a variety of symptoms. Some of the possible symptoms of foot neuropathy include the following sensation in the foot and toes:

  • Numbness
  • Burning sensation
  • Stabbing or shooting pain
  • Tingling

Foot neuropathy and other forms of peripheral neuropathy are common with diabetes and some other health conditions. It is important to see a physician to determine the cause of foot neuropathy, as it could be a symptom of a more serious health issue.

Relief for Foot Nerve Pain

There is no cure for peripheral neuropathy, but the progression of nerve damage can be slowed. Foot neuropathy treatment depends on the cause of nerve damage, and reducing pressure or irritation to the nerves can relieve symptoms. This can include treating underlying health conditions as well as relieving inflammation or using nerve blocks to minimize pain.

If you have burning, tingling or shooting pain in your feet or toes, you may be suffering from foot neuropathy. To learn more about the cause of foot neuropathy and treatment options, contact our team at DOCS Health. We can schedule an exam with one of our specialists for diagnosis and treatment options.