Treatment of Baxter’s Neuropathy
Baxter’s Neuropathy associated with plantar fasciitis is a cause of hind foot pain, particularly in repetitive athletic endeavors and after ankle injuries such as sprains or fractures. Treatment involves identifying and eliminating the entrapment of the nerve in the inner heel and ankle.
In my Los Angeles based clinic we focus on conservative treatments to both manually interventions and exercises aimed at safely stretching the nerve to free it up from it’s entrapment point.
Treatments for Baxter’s include
- Local manual therapy and release of nerve at it’s entrapment point, near the plantar fascia
- Specific stretching of the local nerves of the region include the Tibial and it branches medial and lateral plantar nerves
- Foot intrinsic exercises to help prevent collapsing of the arch
- Evaluation of mechanics of the hip, knee, ankle and foot during gait and sporting activities
- Screen lumbar spine for potential referral mimicking ache and hind foot pain (very common)