Nerve Pain

Sobiek and Huene Orthopedic Surgical Associates

Orthopedic Surgery located in Reno, NV

Nerve pain may be the result of trauma, a disease, or a condition that compresses a nerve, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. As expert orthopedic surgeons, James S. Sobiek, MD, and Donald S. Huene, MD, of Sobiek and Huene Orthopedic Surgical Associates in Reno, Nevada, treat all conditions of the musculoskeletal system, including nerve pain. Drs. Sobiek and Huene seek the source of your pain so they can recommend effective treatments for the underlying cause as well as relieving symptoms. If you regularly experience nerve pain, schedule a consultation online or call the office today.

Nerve Pain Q & A

What causes nerve pain?

Nerve pain can develop for a variety of reasons from certain medications to a disease of the nervous system. You may also experience nerve pain as a result of a musculoskeletal condition in which nerves become inflamed or compressed, as is the case with carpal tunnel syndrome in your wrist or sciatica in your lower spine. Nerve pain can also come from injury to an arm, leg, or your spinal cord, and in some cases, there’s no known underlying cause.

Additionally, certain medications can cause nerve pain, and health conditions like diabetes often lead to nerve pain in your feet and ankles. Peripheral neuropathy occurs when there’s damage to your peripheral nerves, which connect your brain to your spinal cord and the rest of your body.

What are the symptoms of nerve pain?

Symptoms of nerve pain may include a sharp, shooting feeling in the affected area, or the sensation that your hand, leg, or foot feels like it’s burning or hot. Additional symptoms of nerve pain include a tingling feeling, stabbing pains, and feeling like you experienced an electric shock.

Nerve pain symptoms often depend on where in your body you experience them, and may be an occasional ache or more severe and constant.

How does an orthopedic surgeon treat nerve pain?

Since Drs. Sobiek and Huene treat all types of musculoskeletal conditions, including nerve pain, they expertly diagnose the underlying causes and provide individualized treatment plans. Your treatment largely depends on the cause of your nerve pain. For some men and women, physical therapies, lifestyle modifications, and pain medications may alleviate pain.

Steroid injections, a topical cream or patch, and surgery may also lessen nerve pain. For example, if you have carpal tunnel syndrome — where the median nerve in your wrist is being compressed — surgery to release the pressure on the nerve may relieve your pain or eliminate it altogether. Drs. Sobiek and Huene use the latest technology and treatments, including arthroscopic surgery, a minimally invasive procedure, so you can recover and resume your usual activities faster than with open surgery.

You don’t have to endure nerve pain indefinitely, especially if it’s affecting your ability to live life to the fullest. Call to schedule a consultation or book online to get expert orthopedic care in a welcoming environment.