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.
Nerve injuries to the lower extremity (foot, ankle, and lower leg) are common problems frequently misdiagnosed and mistreated. The following information is intended to educate and guide you through these misunderstood problems.