Neuromas cause painful sensations around your toes and ball of the foot due to their infliction through the nerves in your feet. You should be aware that this pain is intermittent but targeted. Anyone with nerve pain can tell you how difficult it is to treat.
In particular, a neuroma is a swollen nerve that occurs when it is pinched or irritated. It will get larger and cause numbness, an aching feeling or a sensation of walking on an uneven surface at times. You may have a greater probability of developing neuromas if you have a deformity that causes an uneven amount of pressure to be applied to your feet. You are also at higher risk if you wear shoes that are not comfortable and which also place high levels of stress on your feet.
Treatment for this condition includes:
- You must wear shoes that have adequate support as far as providing a soft surface area for your feet to rest on throughout the day.
- Use foot support devices to manage those parts of your feet that are exposed to pressures when walking.
- If your neuromas are causing too much pain and you cannot manage it with conservative treatment, you may be a candidate for surgery. This will remove the damaged nerve from your foot. The surgery, however, carries risks of damaging surrounding nerves and causing a further lack of feeling but should reduce your pain.
Here at Benenati Foot & Ankle Care Centers, our foot doctors, Anthony Benenati, DPM, Neil Shaw, DPM, Julie Mrozek, DPM and Adam Thompson, DPM understand the complicated and sensitive nature of neuromas and the pain they can bring to your day-to-day activities. If you’ve had enough of the complications associated with neuromas, contact us to make an appointment now. We have offices conveniently located in Saint Clair Shores, Warren and Macomb, MI. Moreover, check out our Patient Education library to learn more about what you can do to ensure that your feet and ankles have the best chance possible of staying healthy for years to come!