From my understanding nerve pain is a different sort of pain to “normal” joint/muscle/tendon pain.
My father has nerve pain in his toes after the nerves were damaged in his hip during an hip replacement operation.
He describes the pain as a severe sharp/shooting/burning/stabbing type of sensation, something, he’s says that feels completely different to “normal” joint pain ect.
He also has arthritis, which again he describes this pain as different again to “normal” joint pain .
Ask you GP if you can see a pain management consultant.