What is the Lateral Plantar Nerve?

It’s amazing to study all of the nerves, muscles, tissues and bones of the feet. Each one has an important role, and if afflicted, can cause lots of pain. I’m Doctor Gabe Rodriguez, an orthopaedics specialist in Sioux Falls, and I would like to talk to you today about the lateral plantar nerve.

The lateral plantar nerve has both superficial and deep branches that stretch out across the foot. It is part of the tibial nerve, and affects the muscle called the flexor digiti minmi brevis, whose function is to flex the little toe. When the lateral plantar nerve combines with the medial plantar nerve, a painful condition develops called morton’s neuroma.

If you think you have morton’s neuroma, or are experiencing other issues with foot pain, visit me, Doctor Rodriguez at my office here in Sioux Falls. Click here to read my report on morton’s neuroma and to make an appointment: http://siouxfallspodiatrist.net/mortons

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