Physical modalities include TENS units, (left) ultrasound and lately, a form of infrared photo energy device applied to the skin of the painful area (monochromatic infrared energy or MIRE).

If these treatment approaches fail to relieve disabling symptoms, decompression surgery can be performed. This involves releasing the pressure on the affected nerves.

The most common areas of compression are the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome), the ankle (tarsal tunnel syndrome), and other nerves in the arm and leg including the foot.

Relief or improvement in pain and restoration of sensation has been achieved in about 85% of cases (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 95(5): 451-454, 2005).

Surgical decompression can also prevent serious complications of the foot like ulcerations and ultimately amputations.



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