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Feet carry our body weight and pain can be debilitating, especially with pain that gets worse just by walking. Foot pain may be due to structural abnormalities or nerve irritation.

Who is a candidate?

Most patients that see Dr. Kalava have already seen orthopedic surgeons/podiatrists. The surgeons have taken care of any structural abnormality and if the pain persists despite correction of the structural abnormality, pain tends to be due to nerve irritation.

What are the 5 main nerves that sense pain in the foot and ankle area?

  • Posterior Tibial Nerve

  • Sural Nerve

  • Saphenous Nerve

  • Superficial Peroneal Nerve

  • Deep Peroneal Nerve

Steps in Diagnosing & Managing your Foot Pain:

  1. Clinical Examination

  2. Diagnostic Nerve Block(Ultrasound Guided): To identify which nerve is irritated

  3. Therapeutic Options: Radio Frequency Ablation/Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (https://stimrouter.com/)

Dr. Kalava focuses on extremities, joints, pelvic and truncal pain and utilizes ultrasound guidance to perform any required procedures, eliminating harmful radiation (X-ray) exposure.