Two main types of neuropathy exist. The first involves the body attacking the lining of the actually nerves. This small fiber neuropathy is not amenable to surgery. The second is a ‘Compressive Neuropathy’ commonly seen in Carpal Tunnel and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. This type of neuropathy can be corrected surgically by relieving the areas of compression on the nerves by the surrounding tissue. Diabetics and ‘pre-diabetics’ most commonly have these neuropathies because their nerve are swollen. Abnormally high sugar (glucose) has the affect of increasing water molecules to enter nerve tissue thereby causing the nerve to swell. As the nerves wind their way down through anatomic tunnels they get compressed thereby producing loss of sensation. Thus multiple nerves can produce numbness in a ‘stocking and glove’ distribution about the foot and leg. By releasing the areas of compression sensation can be restored and pain decreased. The success of this operation is approximately 80%.