Will a Neuroma Go Away on Its Own?

Will a Neuroma Go Away on Its Own?

Foot pain makes it challenging to get to everything you want to fit into your busy days. When just walking across a room can leave you in agonizing pain, your life shrinks around you, leaving you feeling stressed, isolated, and uncomfortable.

At Town Center Foot & Ankle of Kingwood, Texas, Dr. Stephen G. Eichelsdorfer and our team are here to make sure you don’t have to live with debilitating foot pain. One of the most common causes we see for foot pain, neuromas are highly treatable, but a neuroma often won’t go away on its own.

Could your foot pain be the result of a neuroma? You may need to consult with our team of podiatry experts on your next steps for foot pain relief.

Understanding neuromas

A neuroma is similar to a tumor but isn’t cancerous. This condition occurs when the tissue surrounding the affected nerve grows thicker, causing painful pressure. In the foot, this condition is medically known as Morton’s neuroma.

The area of your foot where a neuroma can form is most typically located between your third and fourth toes. In this part of your foot, the significant digital nerve passes underneath the ligament connecting your toes and your front foot.

Factors like pressure, friction, deformities in the shape of your foot, or a nerve injury make you more likely to develop a neuroma. 

Your footwear might also be a contributing factor, as high heels and tight shoes can redistribute pressure on the balls of your feet or your toes in harmful ways.

The disruptive pain of neuromas

Neuroma pain tends to be disruptive. Many patients who have had this condition describe their pain as being similar to walking on a very hot or sharp pebble or stone. Your pain may also seem to radiate from your forefoot to your toes.

Each step you take may be very painful, but neuromas don’t produce any outward deformity, such as a bump or a lump. By just looking at your foot, you won’t see any signs of a problem.

You may also experience neuroma symptoms like cramps in your forefoot, toes, or arches, or feelings of numbness or tingling in the toes of the affected foot. Some neuroma patients feel a clicking sensation when foot bones shift against one another in the affected foot.

Addressing a neuroma

You shouldn’t wait for a neuroma to go away on its own. This condition typically needs treatment to improve.

Instead, get in touch with our team at Town Center Foot & Ankle, and learn more about professional approaches to treating a neuroma. Your treatment plan may include:

In most cases, neuromas improve without a need for surgical treatment, which is reserved for severe neuromas.

To get rid of the intrusive pain related to a neuroma in your foot, get in touch with Town Center Foot & Ankle in Kingwood, Texas, today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment over the phone now or request an appointment here.

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