If you are looking for a top-notch podiatrist who can provide you with excellent foot care, including care for neuromas, visit our 33837 foot doctor at Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center; our top-notch podiatrists are Dr. Tatiana A. Wellens-Bruschayt and Dr. Maria T. Jaramillo-Dolan.
Many patients suffer from neuromas. A neuroma can cause a great deal of foot pain; it is actually a benign growth of nerve tissue. A neuroma frequently will develop between the third and fourth toes. It can cause intense pain, a burning sensation, a tingling feeling or numbness between the toes, and pain on the ball of the foot. When a patient has a neuroma they often experience pain between the toes while they are walking. In order for the pain to stop, patients need to stop walking, so they can rub the affected area. Sometimes the patient will describe the pain as though they have a stone in their shoe. Neuromas are more commonly found in women. Neuromas can be caused by biomechanical deformities, foot trauma, wearing footwear that squeezes your toes together, or repeated stress to a particular area of the foot. There are some things that patients can do to reduce pain from neuromas including wearing roomy shoes, wearing shoes with shock-absorbent soles, avoiding high heels, using ice to dull the pain, or even using over-the-counter shoe pads to relieve pressure. It is recommended that you see our 33837 foot doctor when you first get a neuroma so that it can be properly diagnosed, and so that hopefully any surgery can be avoided. When neuromas are not treated, they do tend to get worse. Early treatment will seek to relieve pressure on the neuroma. Anti-inflammatory medicines and cortisone injections may also be effective in reducing pain. Custom orthotic devices prescribed by our podiatrist can also reduce symptoms and keep the neuroma from getting worse.
For an appointment to see our 33837 foot doctor regarding a neuroma on your foot, simply contact us today.