Do you have pain in the balls of your feet? Do you feel like you are walking on a rock, but when you look in your shoe nothing is there? You could have a neuroma.
A neuroma is a thickening of the nerve tissue. The thickening of the nerve is a result of the nerve getting compressed, irritated and inflamed which then results in pain.
You may have heard of a Mortons Neuroma which occurs in the 3rd intermetatarsal space, however a neuroma can occur anywhere.
How do you get a neuroma? Anything that causes compression and irritation of the nerve can lead to a neuroma. Some things that can lead to a neuroma are:
Symptoms of a Neuroma
If you have a neuroma you may have one of the following symptoms:
Conservative Treatment Options
Neuromas can be very painful, but there is treatment available! Some options include:
Surgical Treatment Options
If conservative treatment fails, surgical intervention can be offered. This often includes:
At Serenity Foot and Ankle Specialists we will always discuss all of your treatment options with you and come to a decision about treatment together.
If you are having pain in the ball of your foot, call 847-380-3700 for an appointment today!