Why Might I Need PSSD Testing?
We may recommend PSSD testing if we have any concerns regarding nerve health or potential problems with sensation based on your symptoms and medical examination. Some of these symptoms may include:
- “Shooting,” “sharp,” or “electric” pains in the feet or toes
- Tingling sensations
- Instability while standing or walking
PSSD testing can also have applications for patients who are currently undergoing or have previously undergone treatment for neuropathy. Periodic testing at these stages can provide information about whether a nerve is healing properly or continuing to degenerate. Close monitoring can help us develop effective treatment plans and determine what other interventional action may be necessary.
For patients who live with diabetes, PSSD testing may be part of a preventative monitoring plan, along with PADnet vascular testing.
Exemplary Nerve Testing and Care
Nerve entrapment, nerve trauma, and other forms of neuropathy are conditions one should never ignore. If you or a loved one is experiencing any symptoms that involve nerve pain or instability, it is time to seek professional evaluation and care.
Advanced Ankle & Foot has helped many patients find greater comfort or full relief from nerve-related symptoms. PSSD testing is just one tool in a comprehensive plan for effective diagnosis and treatment.
Schedule an appointment at one of our Gilbert or Casa Grande offices by calling (480) 962-4281. You can also fill out our online contact form if you prefer to reach us electronically instead.