Treatments for Nerve Pain
Nerve pain isn’t like other kinds of injuries, like a broken bone or a stubbed toe. When nerves are disrupted through an illness or physical pressure, it impairs (or even breaks) the connection between your brain and your body. All of a sudden, you may feel unexplained and uncomfortable symptoms, from tingling and zinging to shooting pain, burning, freezing, and more. And because that connection is broken, those “normal” injuries—like that stubbed toe—might not be detected.
Fortunately, with our extensive training and suite of advanced tools, the Kansas Foot Center team can help you relieve and manage your nerve pain, and if possible improve the long-term health and function of your nerves.
It all starts with a proper evaluation and diagnosis. Diabetes is frequently the main underlying cause of nerve damage and pain, but not always. Other potential contributing factors might include a physical blockage or pressure on the nerve, dietary problems, or various other medical conditions or medications you may be taking.
Based on the cause and severity of the nerve pain, treatments we may recommend might include:
- Living a healthy lifestyle. Making sure you eat right, exercise, and properly manage your blood sugar, blood pressure, weight, and cholesterol will not only help you feel better, but can prevent nerve damage from getting worse.
- Medications and supplements. Various medications, including pain relievers, anti-seizure meds, topical treatments, and even certain anti-depressants have been shown to have a positive effect on nerve pain. If you aren’t taking any medications, or your current ones aren’t working, we can help determine if another program would be effective.,
- MLS laser therapy. This high-tech treatment has shown great promise in helping our patients relieve their nerve pain systems. The non-invasive, non-surgical laser beam emitted by the device is tuned to a wavelength, power, and frequency that can penetrate deep tissues, reduce swelling, and boost cellular metabolism and activity. This helps resolve the pain and may even promote more permanent healing.
- Orthotics and bracing. Tools such as custom orthotics, braces, compression wraps, splinting, etc. can help resolve pressure points and realign feet and joints to relieve both external and internal pressure on nerves.
- Surgery. In some instances, surgery to correct a mechanical problem or foot deformity is necessary to relieve pressure on a nerve.
Successfully treating nerve pain requires a well-trained doctor and staff, a comprehensive analytical approach, and state-of-the-art technology. You can find all these and more at the Kansas Foot Center. To finally get relief for the nerve pain in your feet, give us a call today at (866) 222-5177.