PODIATRIST DISCUSSES NEUROPATHIC FOOT PAIN
posted: Sep. 08, 2023.
Sometimes, pain in the big toe is a neuropathic pain caused by a nerve disorder such as a compressed nerve or neuropathy. If there is nerve involvement, your doctor will want to rule out a Joplin's neuroma (a compressed nerve between the big toe and second toe), Robert Kornfeld DPM says, adding that, if necessary, this neuroma can be treated with custom foot orthotics and various forms of injection therapies.
|Dr. Robert Kornfeld|
Peripheral neuropathy may be a result of nerve damage somewhere in the body. Symptoms can include weakness, numbness, and pain in the hands and feet. To investigate, a doctor would use imaging or lab tests to help pinpoint the root source, such as diabetes, autoimmune disease, nutrient deficiencies or other causes. According to Dr. Kornfeld, “treatment depends on the actual underlying mechanism,” but often involves lifestyle tweaks like getting more activity and changing your diet. CBD might help too.
Source: Denise Maher, Woman's World [7/27/23]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News