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Case Study: Resolving Burning, Numbness and Tingling Sensations In The Front Of The Foot And Toes With Neural Prolotherapy

Resolving burning, numbness with neural prolotherapy

Resolving Burning, Numbness and Tingling Sensations

Background: A dedicated runner, began experiencing troubling sensations in the front of her foot and toes. Numbness, tingling, and burning sensations had started to accompany her runs, leading to considerable discomfort and frustration. 

Diagnostic Process: Recognising the seriousness of the issue, this lady sought professional advice. A thorough examination and imaging studies revealed a neuroma, a benign growth of nerve tissue typically found between the metatarsal bones in the foot. 

Prolotherapy Treatment Plan: Given the nature of this lady’s condition and her active lifestyle, a comprehensive treatment plan was developed. Neural Prolotherapy was selected as the primary treatment modality. The goal was to address the neuroma-induced discomfort and enable her to resume her passion for running. 

Neural Prolotherapy Sessions: This runner underwent a total of four Neural Prolotherapy sessions, scheduled three weeks apart over the course of two months. 


Session Progression: 

Session 1: Initiating Relief 

During the first session, she received targeted Neural Prolotherapy injections around the neuroma site. She experienced minimal discomfort during the procedure. 

After the first session, she noted a 40% reduction in the intensity of the numbness and tingling sensations. 

Session 2: Steady Improvement 

The second session built on the initial progress. The injections were administered with a focus on nerve pathways associated with the affected area. 

By this point, she reported a significant 60% reduction in burning sensations. The tingling had also notably diminished. 

Session 3: Further Progress 

In the third session, the Neural Prolotherapy injections were fine-tuned to specifically address any residual discomfort. 

She was delighted to share that the numbness had virtually disappeared, and the tingling sensations were now sporadic. 

Session 4: Remarkable Recovery 

By the fourth session, she reported no further discomfort or sensations in her foot. She was able to engage in her running routine without any hindrance. 



After completing the four Neural Prolotherapy sessions, she experienced a remarkable transformation: 

Complete Resolution of Symptoms: The once-troubling numbness, tingling, and burning sensations in her foot and toes had completely disappeared. 

Restored Running Routine: This runner was not only free from discomfort but also able to fully enjoy her runs once again. 

Improved Quality of Life: The relief provided by Neural Prolotherapy had a profound impact on her overall well-being, allowing her to pursue her passion without limitation. This was her source of improving her mental health. 



This case showcases the effectiveness of Neural Prolotherapy in addressing neuroma-induced discomfort. Through a series of four sessions, this patient experienced complete resolution of her symptoms, enabling her to resume her active lifestyle without hindrance. This case highlights the potential of Neural Prolotherapy as a powerful and non-invasive treatment option for individuals grappling with neuroma-related conditions. 


The information provided in this case study is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Every individual’s condition is unique, and treatment outcomes can vary. Before undergoing any treatment, it is crucial to consult with a qualified healthcare professional who can assess your specific situation and provide personalised recommendations. Always seek the advice of a podiatrist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of information contained in this case study. 

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Dr Peter Shelton

Dr Peter Shelton BSc Hons. is an Accredited Podiatrist based in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

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