Neuromas are a painful and irritating occurrence that can appear between the toes. They are benign groupings of nerves that develop from constant friction usually caused by improper shoes. They can cause slight pain but have the tendency to produce severe pain that can spread to the ball of the foot. The toes also begin to feel numb as well. You can have a higher chance of developing neuromas if you sustain significant trauma to the feet, undergo a sprain, have genetic issues, where shoes that place friction on your feet or participate in activities that apply great strain on your feet for long periods of time.
Neuroma Treatment Options
- Take medications that can help to reduce pain and inflammation.
- Use state of the art treatments such as ultrasound to remedy the nerves as much as possible.
- Wear shoes that tend not to place unnatural amounts of friction on your feet.
- Use support devices such as orthotics to distribute pressure away from the injured nerves.
- Participate in physical therapy.
- Massage the injured nerve area to provide stimulation to the nerves as this can have a calming effect for those with neuromas.
- Surgery may also be required when nerve pain has reached a point where it cannot be remedied with conservative methods. This could include removing the injured nerve to put a complete stop to the complications neuromas cause. Surgical procedures involving nerves can have unintended consequences and must be approached with great care.
Here at Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute, our podiatrist, John Schilero, DPM, can assist with providing you with quality care for your neuromas. If you’re ready to wave goodbye to the pain associated with neuromas, contact us to make an appointment today. We have four offices conveniently located in West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. We look forward to providing you with comfort from your neuroma pain. Also, check out our Patient Education for more helpful information that you can use to be diligent in fighting this and many other forms of foot and ankle complications!