Restore sensation to your feet, reduce pain, reduce risk of ulceration and improve stability...
Dr. Talarico has completed advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of nerve problems of the lower extremity and is a member of the Association of Exremity Nerve Surgeons . Peripheral nerve physicians are trained to identify and treat nerve generated pain as it relates to the extremities. This often involves treating patients who have been told nothing can be done for them. Many of these patients are placed on long-term medications with unknown side effects or are being treated with epidural blocks or spinal cord stimulators without achieving adequate pain relief.
There is hope! Often these patients with nerve injuries or entrapments can be helped, once all conservative measures have been exhausted , by simple decompression procedures or neurectomies which are performed as an outpatient. For more information, please read Neuropathy & Nerve Compression .
The symptoms of peripheral nerve entrapment are:
- Burning, tingling, numbness or stabbing pain in the feet.
- Pain that typically gets worse with activity.
- Pain in the feet and legs, especially at night.
- Cramping in the feet and/or curling of the toes.
- Weakness and loss of stability in the feet and legs.
- Open sores (ulcers) on the feet or legs that don't heal.
If you have been told you have Neuropathy and nothing can be done, remember there is hope! A consultation is recommended if you have these symptoms described above and have not had relief in 3 months or if the pain is worsening. If you experience an injury that remains painful after 6 or more weeks or if you have been treated for Plantar Fasciitis, or a heel spur, for 6 months and you are not getting better you may have a mechanical entrapment of a nerve that is causing your pain and can often be treated and relieved by simple outpatient decompression surgery.
Dr. Talarico was trained at the Dellon Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery® and has recieved formal training in neurosensory testing with the Pressure Specified Sensory Device™ (PSSD) . The Foot & Ankle Center, P.C. is a certified center for Neurosensory Testing. He has performed hundreds of nerve decompression procedures over the years. It has proven to be one of the most gratifying procedures that he performs because of the improvement in the quality of life that the results bring to his patients.