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Causes for Foot Nerve Pain

Tuesday, 19 March 2024 00:00

Foot nerve pain can arise from various conditions, each with its own symptoms and contributing factors. Morton's neuroma, a common cause of foot discomfort, involves the thickening of tissue around the nerves leading to the toes, resulting in sharp, burning pain, particularly between the third and fourth toes. Baxter's neuropathy, also known as entrapment of the first branch of the lateral plantar nerve, occurs when the nerve becomes compressed, leading to tingling, numbness, or shooting pain in the heel or arch of the foot. Tarsal tunnel syndrome, akin to carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist, involves compression of the posterior tibial nerve as it passes through the tarsal tunnel, causing pain, burning, or tingling sensations in the ankle and foot. These conditions can be triggered by various factors, including repetitive stress, wearing improper footwear, foot deformities, or underlying medical conditions. For help managing foot nerve pain, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Foot & Ankle Institue. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in St. George, Hurricane, and Cedar City, UT and Mesquite, NV . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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