Are you experiencing numbness or tingling into the toes? Do you feel a burning sensation on the ball of your foot or do you have the feeling that your sock is wrinkled? If so, you may have a neuroma.
A neuroma is an enlargement of the nerve that provides sensation to the toes. This enlargement can be due to poor foot structure, poorly fitting shoes or trauma to the feet.
Treatment for neuromas typically includes padding, custom orthotic devices, oral anti-inflammatory medication, cortizone injections or alcohol sclerosing therapy which usually eliminates the need for surgery. If these conservative treatments do not relieve the symptoms, surgical excision may be performed.
If you think you have a neuroma, schedule an appointment today, to discuss and implement a comprehensive treatment plan.