Are you one of the many people suffering from the debilitating pain of a neuroma in the balls of your feet? If so, you know firsthand how this condition can negatively impact your daily life.
A neuroma is a thickening of the tissue surrounding a nerve in your foot, most commonly affecting the nerve between the third and fourth toes – a condition known as Morton’s neuroma. The culprit behind this painful condition is often attributed to the compression or irritation of the affected nerve. Tight or ill-fitting shoes, high heels, and repetitive high-impact activities are common causes of neuroma.
Symptoms of neuroma are unmistakable and can range from tingling, numbness, and a burning sensation in the affected area to a feeling of fullness or standing on a pebble. The pain can be constant or intermittent and can worsen when wearing tight shoes or engaging in high-impact activities.
Thankfully, there are several treatment options available to help relieve the pain caused by neuromas. Resting and avoiding high-impact activities can help reduce inflammation and alleviate pain. Applying ice to the affected area can also help reduce swelling and alleviate pain. Footwear with proper arch support and a wide toe box can help take the pressure off the affected area. Custom orthotics or shoe inserts can redistribute pressure and relieve pain. In severe cases, steroid injections can be utilized to reduce inflammation or surgery to remove the affected tissue.
If you suspect you may be suffering from a neuroma, don’t hesitate to call our office.
So, if you’re tired of living with the constant pain and discomfort of a neuroma, take action today. Call us to develop an effective treatment plan, and take the first step towards relieving your foot pain. Don’t let your neuroma hold you back any longer.