carl-nicks2Carl Nicks of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been struggling with painful nerve damage in the foot, but sounds hopeful about returning in time for training camp.

He believes the nerve damage was caused by one of the two foot surgeries he had last year, and has been working hard to rehab the foot despite doctors’ warnings that he may never be completely pain free.  "My big thing is range of motion and flexibility and being able to push off it. I can still squat and lunge, do all those things. It's just the quick stuff, the power cleans, the quick agility stuff, pushing off and getting banged back. Those kinds of things I still struggle with” said Nicks.

Irritating the nerves in the foot can be quite painful, and shouldn’t be ignored.  If you are suffering from nerve disorders of the foot and ankle or any other podiatric nerve injury, see podiatrist Dr. James C. Ricketti, DPM of Hamilton Square. Dr. Ricketti will assess the condition and provide the treatment you need.

Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle

There are two nerve disorders of the foot and ankle called Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. These conditions affect the hands as well, and are caused by stress and genetics. People who suffer from Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome are prone to serious pain and inflammation in the area.

Pain that is associated with Interdigital Neuroma is often from local inflammation in the nerves in the front of the foot. Symptoms include pain, burning, and/or tingling sensations of the toes.

There are several steps a doctor will take to determine if one has Neuroma such as: radiographs, MRIs, and bone scans. Surgery is not required in many instances, and should only be considered when the patient is suffering from persistent pain.

To learn more about Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome and EMG tests on Nerve Disorders of the foot and ankle please follow link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Hamilton Square, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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