Neurological assessment is an important aspect of podiatry in order to identify the mechanisms by which neurological symptoms manifest. It is essential to identify neurological pathologies of the lower limb and gait abnormalities related to neurology.
The podiatrist is therefore able to assess your motor skills, muscle strength, reflex and sensitivity in static and dynamic. If you suspect a loss of strength, sensitivity, numbness, tingling, electric shock or abnormal movements in your lower limb, it is important to consult your podiatrist.
Here are some examples of neurological pathologies that can affect the foot:
- Sciatic neuralgia (Sciatic nerve), crural and meralgia paresthetica
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Charcot arthropathy
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Hereditary neuropathies (Charcot-Marie-Tooth…)
- restless leg syndrome
- Inflammatory and idiopathic myopathies
- Muscular dystrophies
- Complex regional pain syndrome