What does nerve pain feel like?
Nerve pain is usually felt as a burning, shooting or stabbing pain that occurs seemingly without warning, both when mobile and when resting. It can be caused by a variety of conditions, the most common being a trapped, entrapped or pinched nerve. The nerve is ‘trapped’ by trauma such as swelling or inappropriate pressure, which can be as simple and an over-tight shoe. Athletes and sportspeople might also suffer from tarsal tunnel syndrome, while fans of high heel shoes might suffer from Morton’s neuroma, where a nerve between the third and fourth toes gets squeezed too hard by narrow shoes.
At Hunt Footcare, we’ll take time to careful assess and diagnose the cause of your nerve pain. Our extensive knowledge of both human anatomy and specialization in gait and other foot related movement usually enables us to pinpoint the problem and offer straightforward solutions. As with many other feet conditions, by creating custom-made orthotics (devices slipped into normal footwear) designed and made just for your feet, we can often alleviate symptoms and restore you to pain-free walking again.