Foot & Ankle Specialty Center
Foot and Ankle Specialists located in Willow Grove, PA
If you experience pain from neuromas and nerve issues in your feet, the board-certified podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Specialty Center in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, can help. They offer innovative treatments for neuromas and nerve issues to relieve pain so you get back on your feet quickly. To learn more about your options, schedule an appointment with Foot & Ankle Specialty Center by phone or online today.
Neuromas and Nerve Issues
What are neuromas?
A neuroma is a painful nerve condition, also known as a nerve tumor or pinched nerve, associated with benign nerve tissue growth. It usually occurs between your third and fourth toes. Fortunately, neuromas and nerve issues are highly treatable at Foot & Ankle Specialty Center.
What are the symptoms of neuromas and nerve issues?
The following symptoms are often associated with neuromas and other nerve problems:
- Swelling between your toes
- Tingling or numbness in your feet or toes
- Pain in your feet, especially between your toes
- Pain when placing weight on the balls of your feet
- Burning pain in your feet
- A feeling like you have a stone in your shoe
- Pain between your toes when you walk
Neuromas are more common in women than in men. If you experience one or more symptoms of neuromas or other nerve problems, the expert podiatry team at Foot & Ankle Specialty Center can help ease discomfort.
What causes neuromas?
The cause of neuromas isn’t entirely clear, but numerous factors play a role in their development. Examples include:
- High feet arches
- Flat feet
- Foot trauma
- Improper footwear
- Repeated stress to your feet
- High-impact sports
- Foot deformities
Wearing high heels or tight-fitting shoes may increase your risk of neuromas. Having diabetes is also associated with nerve issues.
What is the treatment for neuromas and nerve issues?
Your podiatrist reviews your symptoms, examines your feet, and uses an X-ray, ultrasound, or MRI to diagnosis neuromas and establish an appropriate treatment. They might recommend:
Rest, ice, and massage
Resting your feet, icing them, and massage helps alleviate pain associated with neuromas and nerve issues.
Sometimes simply wearing comfortable, wide, thick-soled shoes helps treat underdeveloped neuromas and relieves pain. Avoid high heels whenever possible.
Your doctor uses special pads to ease discomfort caused by neuromas. They place the pads and tape near the ball of your foot to reduce pressure on nerves.
Custom orthotics, or shoe inserts, help improve foot movement and function, and prevent neuromas and nerve issues from worsening.
Cortisone injections or anti-inflammatory medications can ease inflammation and pain associated with neuromas and other nerve problems.
In severe cases, foot surgery may be the best option to remove an enlarged, inflamed nerve. The experienced surgeons at Foot & Ankle Specialty Center offer neuroma surgery on an outpatient basis with a recovery time of just a few weeks.
Don’t let neuromas and other nerve issues become severe and debilitating. Call Foot & Ankle Specialty Center for an appointment or use the online scheduler today.
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