Top
30
Doctor insights on: Neuralgia Foot Pain

Share
1

1
Intense foot pain not nerve pain though it feels as if I've ran marathons or been standing for days when I haven't. Also ankle pain and lower back pai?

Intense foot pain not nerve pain though it feels as if I've ran marathons or been standing for days when I haven't. Also ankle pain and lower back pai?

Intense Foot Pain: When pain is intense at the foot level, you think about nerve pain or bone pain. If you have not done anything to possible bruise or break a bone, then the nerves from the neck, spine, and low back should be evaluated. Seek the advice of an orthopedist, neurologist, or physiatrist. Hope this helps. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
1,922 Doctors shared insights

Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more


4

4
What is best for peripheral nerve pain in feet, I'm diabetic?

What is best for peripheral nerve pain in feet, I'm diabetic?

Complex care: Management of diabetic polyneuroparhy is multifaceted: tight glucose control, counterstimulation (massage, contrast bath, whirlpool therapy) and medications (gabapentin, pregabalin, sometimes opioids). ...Read more

5

5
New nerve pain in feet, like needle sticks or burning, no diabetes, could it be autonomic?

New nerve pain in feet, like needle sticks or burning, no diabetes, could it be autonomic?

See a neurologist: Needle sticks or burning is somatic sensory. The autonomic nervous system, also called the visceral system, serves as the functional division of the peripheral nervous system and controls cardiac and smooth muscle, blood vessels and most glands. Examples: local autonomic effects such as lacrimation, edema and skin flushing. See your neurologist for evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

6

6
I suffer from sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet and nerve pain throughout my body. Yesterday I fell at work and had a complete a-c separaion of the shoulder. My feet hurt more now. Why?

I suffer from sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet and nerve pain throughout my body. Yesterday I fell at work and had a complete a-c separaion of the shoulder. My feet hurt more now. Why?

Nerve pain: Since you have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, did they pinpoint its origin? You list a pain killer and an antidepressant. Are you taking them simultaneously? They should be taken separately. The fall enhanced and excited your pain receptors and your feet are now more painful. Try to soak the feet in cold water and see if this helps. You may want to alternate to warm water too. ...Read more

7

7
After having low back surgery, is it normal to have unresolved nerve pain in feet and legs?

After having low back surgery, is it normal to have unresolved nerve pain in feet and legs?

Yes: I assume you are talking of disc surgery, which the nerve involved.
We have to consider two things.
How chronic the painwas?
How much the nerve injury is?
It may take days?
Few weeks?
It may have residual pain for long time? ...Read more

8

8
I had a prolotherapy in my lumbar area. It took off the back pain I had but now a week later my leg and buttock and feet hurt. Feels like nerve pain?

I had a prolotherapy in my lumbar area. It took off the back pain I had but now a week later my leg and buttock and feet hurt. Feels like nerve pain?

Couple things...: Where did they place the prolo? Prolo can cause inflammation, as it's supposed to do. If the injections were done near the nerve roots, this inflammation and can cause nerve irritation. Any prolo injections in the glutes? This can lead to inflammation around the sciatic nerve. This can subside on its own but should get better soon. Any chance needle hit nerve root or sciatic? Ask your doc. ...Read more

9

9
How common is it to have unresolved nerve pain in feet and legs after lower back pain surgery?

How common is it to have unresolved nerve pain in feet and legs after lower back pain surgery?

Depends: Some nerve injuries take a long time to recover, and some never do. In general, the younger and healthier you are, your chance of complete recovery is better - providing you have not waited too long and your nerve damage has not become permanent. ...Read more

10

10
Nerve damage prior to s1-l4, alif. Sciatic pain replaced by nerve pain in feet, esp big toe. Is this permanent or from surgery? How long to recover?

Nerve damage prior to s1-l4, alif. Sciatic pain replaced by nerve pain in feet, esp big toe. Is this permanent or from surgery? How long to recover?

Talk to surgeon: Need a diagnosis for new l 5 sympts after alif was this augmented with posterior instrumentation or stand alone alif if posterior instrumentaion used need ct scan to check screw postion could be disc pushed back into foramen or traction from distraction on a scarred nerve root some of these are correctsble some are not need a daignosis for new pain after surgery before prognosis can bediscerned. ...Read more

12

12
Can Cipro cause (severe) nerve damage? Have taken twice for UTI symptoms despite culture being negative. Feeling nerve pain in feet, legs, & arms.

Please repost: You have now stated where you feel the pain, but please state specifically what qualities of the pain lead you to call it "nerve" pain, e.g. aching vs burning, etc. It may help to read up a bit on pain in order to learn what are useful descriptive terms for pain. ...Read more

13

13
56 year-old woman notices radicular pain after taking vitamin B6 supplement for three years.....?

B6 toxicity is well recognized: There are a few questions that need to be asked in this case. Exactly how much B6 was the patient taking? According to recommended standards 200mg daily is the limit. Toxicity is thought to occur at levels of 1000mg. Daily and above though much lower have been reported on rare occasions (100-300mg). Secondly, what exactly was the quality of her pain? Described symptoms of neural toxicity involves sensory neuropathy described mainly as burning dysesthesias and numbness. The case talks about a RADICULOPATHY. That is typically not the same type of pain as we find in chemical toxicities. Pain in the feet could very well be dysesthesias but the history could be a bit more specific there in order to attach more positive points for B6 sequelae.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/16320662 ...Read more

14

14
This may be silly question but can nerve damage in foot (per. Neuropathy) cause glossopharyngeal neuralgia same side body months after or not related?

This may be silly question but can nerve damage in foot (per. Neuropathy) cause glossopharyngeal neuralgia same side body months after or not related?

Not related: But best to find out whether you have an underlying metabolic or chemical disorder affecting the nerves in your body. And perhaps find a neurologist to pursue your concerns. ...Read more

16

16
Why would a Vascular Study be recommend by a surgeon for Chronic Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy/Neuralgia (severe left foot) and Pudendal Neuralgia?

Why would a Vascular Study be recommend by a surgeon for Chronic Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy/Neuralgia (severe left foot) and Pudendal Neuralgia?

Complete: These types of conditions are not straight forward. There are many interconnecting bodily systems so this test is being ordered to rule out all potential causes. For examples, some of my pudendal neuralgia patient's have had disorder of varicose veins that compress and aggrevate the nerve. ...Read more

18

18
What remedies for foot pain?

What remedies for foot pain?

Many: More information is needed about the pain to be able to give suggestions about how to help it. ...Read more

19

19
What could cause recurring foot pain?

What could cause recurring foot pain?

See below: Continued stress on the foot or the foot in an abnormal position or unresolved injury. ...Read more

20

20
What are possible causes of foot pain"?

So many: Injury, infection, gout, arthritis, nerve and circulatory causes are some. ...Read more

21

21
What is the best way to conquer foot pain?

What is the best way to conquer foot pain?

Depends on the cause: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

22

22
Is there a way to soothe my extreme foot pain?

Find out the cause: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), circulatory, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

23

23
How to overcome foot pain?

First find the cause: Then your halfway home...

Get a more detailed answer ›
24

24
What could be causing my foot pain?

What could be causing my foot pain?

Many possibilities: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

25

25
I have foot pain since starting running, why?

I have foot pain since starting running, why?

Podiatry: Could be plantar fascia. Proper shoes can be helpful per previous doctor answer as well as inserts. ...Read more

26

26
How helpful are orthotics in relieving foot pain?

How helpful are orthotics in relieving foot pain?

Orthotics: When the underlying mechanism of the problem has a biomechanical basis, orthotics are tremendously helpful at relieving the condition and also preventing recurrence. ...Read more

28

28
What causes heel foot pain?

Plantar fasciitis: Most common cause for heel and foot pain is plantar fasciitis which is an inflammed fascia or ligament that supports your arch. It originates in the heel and ends in the toes. When you pronate or your arch flattens than there is tension in this band of tissue causing pain and inflammation. Best to do calf stretches, try otc superfeet inserts or see specialist for x-rays and custom inserts. ...Read more

29

29
How can I minimize flat-foot pain?

How can I minimize flat-foot pain?

Good shoes/support: As a rule of thumb: the stiffer the shoe, the thicker the sole, the better the support, the better the foot will feel. If this is not successful, see your podiatrist. A custom orthotic device can be helpful. Dr l. ...Read more

30

30
What can cause ankle and foot pain?

What can cause ankle and foot pain?

Have it evaluated.: Pain in foot and ankle could be due to trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, inflammation, metabolic conditions (gout) musculoskeletal (bony over growth) or biomechanical abnormality, or neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly laboratory and radiology exams could determine the cause. Have it evaluated by a professional ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
842 Doctors shared insights

Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
6 Doctors shared insights

Foot Pain (Definition)

Any abnormal sensation which occurs with normal use and ...Read more