The Foot Specialty Practice
Podiatrists located in Kings County, Brooklyn, NY
Morton’s neuroma, which leads to painful nerve inflammation in your foot, can leave you feeling like you’re always walking with a pebble stuck in your shoe. If you’re experiencing neuroma symptoms and live in Kings County, you can get started on the treatment you need at The Foot Specialty Practice in Brooklyn, New York. Click on the online scheduling feature or call the office directly to request an exam.
Neuroma Q & A
What are the symptoms of a neuroma?
A neuroma — also known as Morton’s neuroma — occurs when nerve tissue in your foot becomes inflamed. Usually, a neuroma develops in the ball of your foot right between your third and fourth toes.
You may feel like there’s a small pebble or rock in your shoe, or that it feels like your sock is bunched up, even though it isn’t. Depending on the severity of your neuroma, you may also experience:
Morton’s neuroma symptoms can become so severe if left untreated they start affecting your job functions or exercise routine.
Why do neuromas form?
You can develop a neuroma for a variety of reasons, although middle-aged women are up to 15 times more likely to have neuromas than men. While the exact reason behind this isn’t well understood, medical experts believe that pressure on the feet and toes from wearing high heels and pointy shoes could be to blame.
Your risk of suffering from a painful neuroma also increases if you have any of the following conditions.
- Flat feet
Sports injuries and stress on your feet from exercising — especially running or regularly playing a sport on a court — can also increase your risk of neuromas.
Can I get treatment for a neuroma?
Yes! With the help of the dedicated podiatry team at The Foot Specialty Practice, you can expect effective neuroma relief, even if you tried treatment before and didn’t have success. Conservative neuroma treatments can include:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Specialized padding
- Shoe modifications
- Injection therapy
- Custom orthotics
The Foot Specialty Practice also provides surgical solutions for neuromas. Modern neuroma surgery involves cutting into tissue surrounding the inflamed nerve to make more room for it (decompression), which your surgeon may combine with wrapping the nerve in a specialized nerve wrap.
Occasionally, the best way to relieve neuroma pain is to remove the affected nerve entirely. The podiatry team has extensive surgical training in advanced neuroma correction procedures, including microsurgery, so no matter how severe your neuroma pain may be, you can expect relief from chronic nerve pain.
You don’t have to live with neuroma pain another day once you start treatment at The Foot Specialty Practice. Request your neuroma evaluation online or over the phone today.