Treating Neuropathy and Nerve Pain in the Feet
Let me start with I'm a diabetic. I developedneuropathy, which basically you lose all sensation in the feet, but it's over a period of time.It was very painful. I would have sensations in my feet like I was standing on fire, walkingon glass. Last October it got so bad that I couldn't sleep at night. Then I met Bullard, because he's just a great physician. I wouldn't think twice, I'd recommendhim to anybody. Very compassionate, very thorough, I can't say enough about Bullard. He'sjust a great physician and I don't know if there's anything he couldn't do hecould probably move mountains if he wanted to!Glen, probably one of the biggest questions
people are asking you is what'd we do, what'shappened. Of course, you had a tremendous improvement in your pain and the tinglingand the numbness. Easiest explanation is, to tell everybody, that this big nerve here,which is on the inside part of your left foot, was getting strangled. There was a noose aroundit. What we did is we went in and loosened the noose, and that allows that nerve to beginto function and work like it's supposed to.Now, the sensation is coming back, it's something that's going to take time butI can feel more. My quality of life has greatly improved since I had the procedure done by Bullard. There's no other physician
that I would recommend.Glen, in the next couple weeks, what we're going to do is make sure that the swellingis improving, hopefully begin to transition you out of your compression socks, becauseI know it's kind of hot right now, and then look at making sure that your shoe gear andthings like that are where they're supposed to be, fitting you well, protecting your feetand stuff. Ok? Very good. Thank you, I appreciate it, havea good weekend! You do the same. Alright, see ya.
How to Treat Top of Foot Pain with Seattle Podiatrist Larry Huppin Part 1
Hi. I'm Larry Huppin. Today we're goingto talk about pain on top of the foot. This is one of the more common things that we treatin our . There's actually a lot of different causes of pain on top of the foot, but themost common one is a condition called dorsal compression syndrome. Dorsal just means topof the foot. So these patients present with pain in this area, can be sharp, sometimesachy, most of the times it's worse with activity. This is usually caused by the foot collapsingmore than it should. So, if you look at the foot as an arch, whenever that arch goes down,it gets longer on the bottom but on top it get shorter. And all these bones get compressedtogether, that leads to pain.
So when you look at treating this problem,our primary goal is to stop this from going down and decrease the pressure and compressionin this area. You can do that in several ways. Make sure your shoes are stable. Number twouse a decent arch support underneath the arch of your foot to stop it from going down. Thisis a fairly good overthecounter device. If that's not enough, you can get a customorthotic. This will conform or at least they should conform much, much closer to the archof your foot to better stop that foot from going down and do a better job at decompressingthis area here. For women, you can even get a smaller device. This one is meant to actuallyfit into dress shoes and high heels. It bends
a little bit to fit into a heel. You can find more information on this. Youcan find detail information on how you can treat this problem either yourself or whenyou might want to look for professional help on our website. Just do a search for top offoot pain.