Neuroma

Do you have pain in the ball of your foot?  Do you have burning, tingling, numbing pain in your toes? You may have a neuroma! ( Morton’s Neuroma) 

 A neuroma is a common problem located between the base of the toes and the ball of the foot. The usual location is between third and fourth toes.

NeuromaCause:
The outer layer of the nerve rubs against the ligaments as the toes bend upward with each step. Over time repetitive motion causes a thickening of the outer layer of the nerve. The activity increases the size of the nerve within the small space allowed. Women who wear high heel, narrow toed, dress shoes with thin soles are great candidates to develop this condition.

Symptoms: usually vary from burning, tingling type pain to numbness, or a bruised feeling. The condition is aggravated by activity and diminishes with rest.

Clinical testing:
squeeze the ball of foot from side to side .And at the same time push upwards on the ball the foot near the third and fourth toes. Intense pain or a clicking sensation indicates a neuroma is present.

Treatment options:
1. Orthotics or soft shoes
2. Cortisone injections
3. Physical therapy
4. Surgical removal 

If you think you may have a neuroma please call our office so we can get you out of pain!

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