Nerve Reconstruction in Davenport, Lakeland, or Winter Haven, FL
Nerves send electrical signals from the brain to other areas throughout the body. Some nerves tell the body to move, while others sense pain, pressure, and temperature. An injury or disorder that affects the feet or ankles may also impact how the nerves function. As a result, you may also experience numbness, weakness, or tingling in the feet and ankles. When this happens, it’s important that you turn to our podiatrists Dr. Tatiana Wellens-Bruschayt and Dr. Maria Jaramillo-Dolan at Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center for an immediate evaluation.
Signs of Nerve Pain
How do you know that your foot or ankle pain is due to nerve injury or damage? If your pain is throbbing or achy, this is typically muscular and not nerve pain. It could be nerve pain if you are experiencing:
- A shooting “electric” pain
- Muscle weakness in the foot or ankle (near the pain)
- Chronic pain
- Numbness, tingling, or burning in the feet (typically on the soles and between the toes)
- Sensitivity to hot or cold
I’m Experiencing These Issues. Now What?
If you are nodding your head while looking at this list of symptoms then it’s best to turn to our podiatrists for a diagnosis. After all, our podiatrists specialize in diagnosing, treating and managing conditions that impact the feet and ankles, including nerve problems. Save yourself time by turning right to us for the expert care you need when nerve pain and other issues set in. We take your health seriously, which means providing you with appointments that work best with your schedule while also making sure to make more serious matters such as nerve damage a top priority.
Do Nerve Problems Require Surgery?
It really depends on the extent of your nerve issues. While alternative therapies, physical therapy, and certain exercises can be used to treat compressed nerves, if the nerve and its sheath have been severed, the only way to reconnect them is through reconstructive surgery. Nerve reconstruction aims to save the sheath so that new fibers can develop to restore full function back to the affected nerve. It usually takes about a month for the nerves to start to heal post-surgery; however, it can take up to a year for full sensation to return to the feet or toes. You may notice a “pins and needles” sensation during your recovery, which is completely normal.
If you suspect that you might have nerve damage, it’s important that you turn to our podiatry team right away for an evaluation. Contact Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center at (863) 299-4551 to schedule an appointment at our Davenport, Lakeland, or Winter Haven, FL, office. We are experts in foot and ankle surgeries, performing more than 10,000 and treating more than 72,000 patients.
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