How do nerve blocks help diagnose my pain?

A nerve block is an injection to a specific nerve which will cause the area the nerve supplies to become numb.  Because nerves in the lower extremity may have varying anatomic locations as the course down the leg and into the feet, and supply slightly different areas than normal, a nerve block can help identify if there are additional nerves supplying the region of pain you are experiencing.  The reaction to the length of time the block works and the type of reaction you have when the nerve block wears off are important in determining treatments available to you.

 

Why suffer from the agonizing shooting, burning, tingling or other symptoms of nerve pain or neuropathy?  Give our office a call at 760-568-0108 to schedule an appointment for a thorough evaluation of you nerve problem.

Dr. Harvey Danciger
Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle