Tell me about… Nerves that causes pain
I have been having pain in my foot and leg for some time now. The pain is intermittent. It is sometimes tingling and burning, and sometimes mild.
It has been driving me crazy. I went to see a doctor, and he said that I had neuralgia. What is neuralgia?
Neuralgia means pain in the distribution (or skin and tissue coverage) of a nerve or nerves.
It is an explanation of what you have, rather than a description of what causes it.
What causes it then?
Before going into that, let us first understand what causes the nerve to experience pain.
Neuralgia is often described as a stabbing or burning pain. It is often very painful.
It actually happens when the nerve concerned is irritated or damaged. This can occur to any nerve in the body.