Nerve pain may be present in the foot as a result of damage or malfunction within the actual nerve or from pressure on the nerve as a result of another condition. Many different foot conditions, including hammertoes, bunions, corns, tumors and tarsal tunnel syndrome, may place pressure on nearby nerves and as a result, lead to pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the affected area.
Treatment for nerve pain often involves correction of the underlying condition, which may involve anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroid injections, electrical stimulation or surgery for severe conditions. Most patients benefit from a combination of treatments in order to achieve effective pain relief. The following conditions of the lower extremity are treated at North Jersey Podiatry: