A pinched nerve causes episodes of pain from time to time. The condition is called Neuroma.
Pain occurs in between the toes. The person may also complain of tingling numbness in the area. The symptoms develop due to severe impingement of the nerves.
Pinched Nerve In Foot
The condition occurs due to strenuous physical activity. Excessive running / stretching may result in a pinched nerve. Certain ailments affecting the joints, an external force on the foot or repetitive movements are important causes.
Pinched Foot And Leg Nerve Treatment
- First and foremost you need to stop the activity that is being carried out. Give the area adequate rest.
- Rub the affected area. Rubbing and shaking the limb for a while will treat most of the pain and tingling numbness.
- Wear shoes that are comfortable.
- Massages also offer immense ease and allay pain effectively. Massage therapy for 1 week will help manage the neuroma successfully. Also, it would be a good idea to have a massage once in a while, to prevent recurrences. In case of frequent recurrences, you need to visit a podiatrist. The earlier the condition is identified, the easier it is to manage it.
- The podiatrist may advise some taping / padding to lend support to the foot, or an orthotic apparatus, along with pain medications and physiotherapy exercises.
- Acupressure is also known to afford great relief. It helps manage the pain in the leg, treats the pins and needles sensation and improves mobility.