Common Nerve Treatments


A nerve is an enclosed, cable-like bundle of axons (the long, slender projections of neurons) in the peripheral nervous system. A nerve provides a common pathway for the electrochemical nerve impulses that are transmitted along each of the axons to peripheral organs. The most common types of nerve damage treated at AOK Spine and Pain are:


Tarsal tunnel syndrome, also known as posterior tibial neuralgia, is a compression neuropathy and painful foot condition in which the tibial nerve is compressed as it travels through the tarsal tunnel. Symptoms include pain, burning, numbness radiating to the big toe and first 3 toes, tingling over the base of the foot and heel, and electrical sensations. Though it is difficult to figure the exact cause of tarsal tunnel syndrome it is imperative to try and determine the root of the problem.

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. When this takes place it can cause frequent burning, tingling, or itching numbness in the palm of the hand and fingers. Treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome should begin immediately.

Lastly, Baxter′s nerve entrapment is described as the acute pain felt when the first branch of the lateral plantar nerve becomes entrapped in the medial heel. Though most cases of heel pain are associated with plantar fasciitis, some patients are mis-diagnosed and the problem could in fact be associated with the entrapment of your Baxter′s nerve. Dr. Donald Baxter first described the condition in 1984 leading his papers to set the record and the name of this particular nerve and like conditions

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