Relieving Your Foot Care Stress and Concerns
When you’re feeling lousy or have inexplicable pain, not knowing the reason behind it can make the discomfort seem that much worse. However, before you fall into the paranoid well of online diagnosis, allow us—the professionals—the chance to answer your questions and relieve your concerns. Our extensive knowledge and experience with all types of foot-related problems not only can help you understand your pain, but also can convince you to get the proper treatment. Come see what we have to offer.
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How do I know if I have a neuroma?
One of the main symptoms of neuromas—as with any injury—is pain. When you have Morton’s neuroma, you will feel a sharp pain under the ball of your foot. It usually occurs between the third and fourth toes. Also called a pinched nerve or a nerve tumor, this benign swelling of the tissue results from the area being pinched between the bones. Other symptoms include a thick feeling between the toes or the sensation of having a bunched up sock under the ball of your foot. You may also have numbness, tingling, or a burning sensation in your toes.
If you experiencing pain in your forefoot, contact Atlantic Foot & Ankle Associates for a proper diagnosis, as other conditions can have similar symptoms. We have digital X-ray capability right in our office and can quickly pinpoint your problem and devise a treatment plan. Call our Daytona Beach office at (386) 274-3336 today or consult our webpage for other locations and phone numbers.
Can neuropathy be treated?
Nerve damage is caused by many conditions, so neuropathy treatment depends on your specific situation, but yes—this condition can be treated. If your problem is due to vitamin deficiency, it can be addressed with diet and supplements. For pain from pressure on a certain nerve, physical therapy, injections, and surgeryare possible options. When an autoimmune disease like multiple sclerosis is the cause, treating the underlying condition can bring relief to your nerve pain as well. If you have shingles, early injections can avoid letting it progress to a more serious neuralgia.
With peripheral neuropathy from diabetes, the best treatment requires you to maintain healthy blood sugar levels, because the nerve damage from diabetes is usually not reversible. Medication is often used to address the pain and control other nerve reactions, but these may have undesirable side effects. At Atlantic Foot & Ankle Associates, we are using a new technology called Neurogenx that is providing good results using analgesic blocs and electrical stimulation.
There is hope for nerve pain relief! Call our office in Daytona Beach, FL, at (386) 274-3336 or Palm Coast at (386) 586-7373 to learn more about this new way of treating neuropathy.