Q How can I treat leg pain and numbness?
Excruciating leg pain and numbness can result from nerves that are blocked or compressed. This nerve blocking can happen as a result of trauma, diabetes or abnormal anatomy. Simply put, peripheral nerves in your body travel through tunnels on route to their final destination. If the tunnel is too tight or the nerve gets enlarged, it is compressed and squeezed.
Nerve Decompression Surgery
When nerve fibers are compressed and deprived of blood, it causes pain and swelling in the area. A way to relieve this pain is to perform surgery that alleviates the compression on the nerve. After finding the affected nerve, Dr. Danciger surgically releases the surrounding tissue that is putting pressure on the nerve. This reestablishes blood flow and function to the nerve, resulting in the alleviation of pain.
If you are experiencing pain, numbness or tingling in your feet, make an appointment with Dr. Danciger. He will be able to diagnose if your symptoms are stemming from a compressed nerve and recommend appropriate treatment options. It is highly encouraged that you seek treatment immediately if you are experiencing these symptoms and have diabetes. Call our office today at (760) 568-0108 or schedule an appointment online.