Neuromas can lead to overwhelming foot pain that can make a simple stroll to your mailbox feel unbearably painful. Before living another day with neuroma discomfort, request an evaluation at Town Center Foot & Ankle to see what the team of top podiatrists can do for you. Request your neuroma exam by calling the nearest Kingwood or Atascocita, Texas, clinic or by using the online appointment scheduling feature.
Neuroma — medically known as Morton’s neuroma — is a benign thickening of tissue surrounding a nerve in your foot. While often called a “tumor,” it’s not technically a tumor.
This mass occurs in the nerve that passes under your ligament that connects your toes to the front of your foot (digital nerve), typically between your third and fourth toes. While it isn’t always known what causes neuromas, possible reasons include:
You also have a higher risk of developing a neuroma if you regularly wear high heels or snug-fitting shoes that can put added pressure on the ball of your foot and your toes.
Men and women who come into Town Center Foot & Ankle with neuroma pain often explain that it feels like they’re walking on a hot pebble. You may also experience:
While a neuroma makes it feel like you have a bump in the bottom of your foot, it doesn’t actually cause any outward bump or inflammation. But some neuroma sufferers do report feeling a clicking sensation between the bones in their foot.
The leading podiatry team at Town Center Foot & Ankle offer plenty of effective neuroma treatments, so you don’t have to live another day in pain or discomfort. To start, they diagnose your neuroma through X-ray or ultrasound imaging right in the office.
Once they better understand the severity of your neuroma, they can design your treatment plan that may include:
While less common, sometimes a neuroma can become so severe that you need surgery to treat it. The podiatric surgeons at Town Center Foot & Ankle can relieve pressure on the affected nerve through a decompression surgery, or remove the nerve entirely.
Get started on your neuroma treatment at Town Center Foot & Ankle today. Request an evaluation either over the phone or online.