A Seoul court awarded a man known by the surname “Yoon” a subsidy due to his condition. Yoon contracted a nerve disorder after working on a waste pipe at a Samsung semiconductor plant in 2012. Because he did not wear any protective equipment, Yoon was exposed to hydrofluoric acid.
This hydrofluoric acid caused Yoon’s extremities to stop functioning correctly. Yoon appealed his claim to the Seoul Administrative Court, which acknowledged the fact that hydrofluoric acid often causes nerve damage. As a result, Yoon was awarded due to the physical damage he sustained.
Anyone suffering from nerve complications in the feet know the difficulties involved. For assistance with a nerve disorder in your lower extremities, visit podiatrist Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn can treat your foot and ankle needs.
Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle
There are two nerve disorders of the foot and ankle called Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. These conditions affect the hands as well, and are caused by stress and genetics. People who suffer from Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome are prone to serious pain and inflammation in the area.
Pain that is associated with Interdigital Neuroma is often from local inflammation in the nerves in the front of the foot. Symptoms include pain, burning, and/or tingling sensations of the toes.
There are several steps a doctor will take to determine if one has Neuroma such as: radiographs, MRIs, and bone scans. Surgery is not required in many instances, and should only be considered when the patient is suffering from persistent pain.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that is less common than Interdigital Neuroma. It only seems to affect patients who have severe ankle pain which begins in the bottom of the foot extending all the way to the calf. In other instances one may encounter partial numbness and atrophy if the cases are extreme.
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