Neuromas

Neuromas are the result of friction on a group of nerves in the ball of the foot, often between the third and fourth toes. The nerves become enlarged, and sufferers may experience a pins-and-needles sensation, a feeling of thickness, a sense of heat or pain, or a lack of sensation.

Dr. Stran Discusses Neuromas

Neuromas

Symptoms

  • Pain in the forefoot and between the toes.
  • Tingling and numbness in the ball of the foot.
  • Swelling between the toes.
  • Pain in the ball of the foot when weight is placed on it.

Morton’s Neuroma Video

Morton’s neuroma is a condition involving the nerve leading to the toes—often between the third and fourth toes. Due to friction or pressure on the nerve, this tissue becomes thicker, sometimes causing a radiating pain in the ball of the foot, or a lack of feeling in the toes.

The condition is often caused by too-tight footwear. Unusual bone structure in the foot may also contribute to neuromas.

Neuromas can be treated with steroid injection, padding, physical therapy, or a nerve sclerosing agents. This newer nerve sclerosing protocol has eliminated the huge majority of surgical excisions.

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