What Can Be Done About Burning, Tingling Feet?

"Hello, I’m Dr. Danciger from Palm Desert, CA. I’d like to ask you, are you frustrated if you have symptoms of nerve problems, where you’ve been to your internist and then the neurologist, and they’ve put you on medications such as Lyrica or Gabapentin, and it’s not working and they’re frustrated and you go back and they say, ‘Well, there’s really nothing else I can do for you’? If you’re suffering from pins and needles in your feet and legs, restless leg syndrome, burning sensations, cramping, numbness, feeling like you have ants or bugs crawling on your feet or legs - there may be nerve compressions in the lower extremities and there may be help for you.

If this is the case, there are many treatments available, both nonsurgical, noninvasive, as well as surgical decompression of the nerves if this is a finding on examination. I’d like to ask you a question; if we were having this conversation three to six months from now, about your various foot, ankle, leg nerve problems, what has to have happened over this period of time for you to be happy with the progress that you’ve made? Specifically, what fears or concerns that you have now would need to be eliminated? If you can answer this, then maybe there’s hope if you do have a nerve compression, which is determined on a thorough neurological examination. If you have further concerns or questions, feel free to visit our website."

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