A neuroma is a painful condition that is sometimes referred to as a pinched nerve, a nerve tumor, or Morton’s neuroma. A benign growth of nerves forms as the tissue around the nerves leading to your toe thickens. It typically occurs between your third and fourth toes and affects the ball of your foot.
A number of factors may affect the formation of a neuroma, including:
There usually isn’t an outward sign of a neuroma, like a bump or lump under your toes, but this nerve condition can be very painful. Symptoms typically include:
Whenever you have foot pain lasting longer than a few days, it’s a good idea to make an appointment with Dr. Graham so he can examine your foot and determine the exact cause of your pain. He does a physical exam and applies slight pressure to your foot to check for signs of tenderness in the area of the neuroma.
If you do have a neuroma, and depending on the severity of it, Dr. Graham recommends nonsurgical therapies like proper footwear, custom shoe inserts (orthotics), metatarsal pads, and/or other foot pads to relieve the pressure on the nerves in your foot. If the neuroma doesn’t respond to these methods, there are surgical options that Dr. Graham explains in detail so you know what to expect should you require that route of treatment.
Dr. Graham offers many nonsurgical and surgical options in his office with a compassionate, knowledgeable team who is with you every step of the way from diagnosis through recovery. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn about neuroma treatment options.
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