What is Neuritis?
Neuritis, a term used to describe the inflammation of a nerve, can occur in the feet from compression by surrounding structures. Symptoms depend on the nerves involved but may include sharp pains, often in the ball area of the foot, numbness, tingling, burning, and weakness. Physical injury is one common cause of neuritis. High-heeled shoes or poorly fitting shoes that bind the toes painfully are common causes of neuritis in the feet.Neuritis can typically be managed with conservative treatments that address the nerve inflammation. Comfortable, properly fitting shoes and foot orthotics help reduce stress on the nerve from surrounding bones and tissues. Ice therapy and ant-inflammatory medications are also commonly used to reduce symptoms. Physical therapy may also be helpful in restoring functioning in some individuals with neuritis.Steroid injections may be used for more severe or persistent cases of neuritis. Electro Nerve Regeneration (ENR) Therapy is another option of the treatments for Neuritis.