Treating Baxter’s Nerve Entrapment

There are limited treatments for Baxter’s nerve entrapments. Over the counter or custom orthotics can be helpful in controlling pronation, flatfeet and other biomechanical issues. If surgery is a viable option, a procedure to surgically release the nerve, called external neurolysis, will often be conducted. Neurolysis identifies the physical irritation of the nerve, releases the strictures and allows the nerve to return to normal function. Dr. Murray and Dr. Chang have found success through conducting cryosurgical neurolysis, which is an out patient method using cold to ablate the Baxter’s nerve. Be sure to discuss the pros and cons of your this procedure with your podiatrist.