Former Eurythmics star Annie Lennox has recently canceled a performance at a United Nations event in Switzerland due to a foot injury. Lennox was scheduled to make an appearance at the Nansen Refugee Award Ceremony in Geneva, but opted not to go because of an issue with her foot that has left her in a great amount of pain.
Lennox said on Facebook that “Sometimes I get searing electrical shocks flashing through the nerve endings. It’s the kind of pain that makes you stop in your tracks.” The singer says she is resting up and plans to return to work soon. If you have pain like Lennox and think that it may be due to a nerve disorder, you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Bruce Theall & Dr. Sammy of Gentle Touch Foot Care. Dr. Theall can diagnose your injury or condition and provide you with appropriate treatment options.
Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle
There are two nerve disorders of the foot and ankle called Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. These conditions affect the hands as well, and are caused by stress and genetics. People who suffer from Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome are prone to serious pain and inflammation in the area.
Pain that is associated with Interdigital Neuroma is often from local inflammation in the nerves in the front of the foot. Symptoms include pain, burning, and/or tingling sensations of the toes.
There are several steps a doctor will take to determine if one has Neuroma such as: radiographs, MRIs, and bone scans. Surgery is not required in many instances, and should only be considered when the patient is suffering from persistent pain.
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