Feet Nerves Image
On the top surface of the foot are the dorsal digital nerves and their branches: the deep peroneal nerve, the medial dorsal cutaneous nerve, the intermediate dorsal cutaneous nerve, and the sural nerve.
All of these nerves extend as branches of nerves in the leg that pass through the ankle and into the foot. The sural nerve branches from the tibial and common fibular nerves and is responsible for feeling on the outside of the foot and the small toe. The medial and lateral plantar nerves are the two largest nerves in the bottom of the foot.
Problems with nerves in the feet are very common. Many times, an injured nerve will cause intense pain and heat felt within the foot. Nerves act as a network, communicating important information from the foot to the brain.