Frequent Nerve Pain Questions
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Can you get carpal tunnel syndrome in your feet?
Carpal tunnel syndrome has received a lot of attention over the past twenty years, but the good news is, it doesn’t affect your feet. Unfortunately, what you may develop instead is a case of tarsal tunnel syndrome.
The simple reason you cannot develop carpal tunnel syndrome in your feet is because the carpal tunnel is found in your wrist. But there is a very similar anatomical structure found in your ankle, known as the tarsal tunnel. This canal contains various arteries, tendons, and nerves (including the tibial nerve responsible for providing sensation to the bottom of your foot). When the tibial nerve is compressed, it can cause burning, tingling, shooting pain, or even numbness.
The good news for those who suffer from tarsal tunnel syndrome is that our doctors are highly-trained and experienced in providing treatment for this condition. If you have developed painful sensations, or numbness, in either of your feet, contact Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida. We will properly diagnose the issue (since there are other causes of nerve pain and numbness) and then create a customized treatment plan for you.
Call 407-339-7759 or 352-589-9550 (if you call from Lake County) and one of our staff members will be glad to help set up your visit. If you’d prefer, you can request your appointment online right now for any of our five central Florida offices.
What are symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?
There are many medical conditions affecting your lower limbs that can be concerning, including nerve damage (neuropathy) in your feet. This particular complaint opens the door for serious problems like Charcot foot and dangerous foot ulcers. You can lower your risk for developing a dangerous medical issue by recognizing the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, and then making an appointment with us for professional treatment.
Specific peripheral neuropathy symptoms vary by case, but include:
- Burning, tingling, freezing, throbbing, or sharp pain
- Prickling or tingling sensations in your extremities
- A gradual onset of numbness
- Hypersensitivity to physical touch
- Muscle weakness
- Lack of coordination or balance
You have three different kinds of nerves in your peripheral nervous system, and the specific type affected will play a role in the symptoms you experience.
Although there are other causes, peripheral neuropathy is most commonly experienced by men and women who have diabetes. If you live with this disease, you should make an appointment to see us at one of our five Florida offices. Our team can work with you to create a diabetic foot care plan that will lower your risk for serious medical complications.
Why are my feet tingling?
There are several potential causes of tingling in your feet, so it is important that we perform a complete foot exam before making a diagnosis. Some of the conditions which can cause tingling sensations in the feet include neuromas, neuropathy, metatarsalgia, tarsal tunnel syndrome, peripheral arterial disease, and lower back problems.
These conditions are varied and may require different treatment paths to provide the relief you need. We will discuss a treatment plan with you to address the root cause and any additional symptoms being experienced.
No matter what’s causing your tingling feet, Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida can provide the care you need. Call 407-339-7759, unless are calling from Lake County (in which case dial 352-589-9550), and our staff will be happy to provide additional information. You can request an appointment at that time, or online right now, for any of our five Florida offices: Kissimmee, Orlando, Lake Mary, Tavares, or Altamonte Springs.