Podiatry & Foot and Ankle Surgery located in Peoria and Phoenix, AZ



Lower Extremity Neuropathy

Welcome to Acacia Foot and Ankle Surgeons, where Dr. Kaveh Panahi specializes in the diagnosis and management of lower extremity neuropathy, including small fiber neuropathy and nerve impingement conditions such as tarsal tunnel syndrome. Our clinics in Peoria and Phoenix, Arizona, are equipped with the latest technology and treatments to help alleviate pain and improve function in patients experiencing these complex conditions.

Neuropathy Q&A

What is Small Fiber Neuropathy?

Small fiber neuropathy affects the small sensory cutaneous nerves and often presents with symptoms like pain, burning, and tingling in the feet and hands. This condition can be challenging to diagnose as it may not show up on standard nerve conduction studies. At Acacia Foot and Ankle Surgeons, we utilize specialized diagnostic techniques to accurately identify and treat small fiber neuropathy, ensuring that our patients receive targeted and effective care. Some of the dignostic tools that we utilize involve sampling of the skin to microscopically detect small fiber neuropathy. 


What is Large Peripheral Nerve Impingement (Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome)

Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a compression neuropathy of the tibial nerve as it passes through the tarsal tunnel in the ankle. Symptoms include pain, tingling, and numbness along the ankle and foot. Dr. Kaveh Panahi's expertise in nerve impingement allows for precise diagnosis and treatment options, which may include physical therapy, orthotics, and if necessary, surgical interventions to relieve pressure on the nerve. 

Tarsal tunnel syndrome, much like small fiber neuropathy, manifests with symptoms that can mimic each other, including burning, tingling, and pain in the foot. This resemblance often makes accurate diagnosis crucial for effective treatment. At Acacia Foot and Ankle Surgeons, we are equipped to differentiate these conditions through comprehensive evaluations. For tarsal tunnel syndrome, treatment options may include steroid injections which help reduce inflammation and relieve pressure on the nerve. Additionally, compression therapy is often recommended to support the affected area and reduce symptoms. These therapies, combined with our personalized approach to care, ensure that each patient receives the most effective treatment aimed at alleviating pain and improving foot function.


What Are The Comprehensive Care and Collaborative Treatment Plans

At Acacia Foot and Ankle Surgeons, we believe in a comprehensive approach to neuropathy treatment. Dr. Kaveh Panahi collaborates with a team of specialists, including vascular surgeons, neurologists and pain management experts, to create personalized treatment plans that address both the symptoms and underlying causes of neuropathy. Our holistic approach ensures that every aspect of the patient’s health is considered, from metabolic control to physical therapy.


Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you’re experiencing symptoms of lower extremity neuropathy, don’t wait to seek professional help. Early intervention is key to managing symptoms effectively and improving quality of life. Contact Acacia Foot and Ankle Surgeons to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kaveh Panahi. Call us at 623.439.2200 or book your visit through our convenient online portal. Let us help you take the first step towards recovery and pain-free living.