A neuroma is a condition that usually begins when a nerve is compressed this may then leads to thickening of the nerve. The most common neuroma in the foot is called a “Morton’s neuroma”, which occurs between the third and fourth toes.
Neuromas are most often caused by tight fitting shoes or a particular foot type.
Cramping, burning and numbness. Individuals may also feel as if there is something in inside the ball of the foot.
Symptoms can also present with a shock like pain that shoots up into the foot
The foot and ankle surgeon will obtain a history and physical. Diagnosis is based on clinical examination of the foot and radiographic evaluation.
The foot and ankle surgeon will recommend the most appropriate treatment plan depending on the severity of the neuroma. Most neuromas are treated non-surgically with multiple treatment options tailored to your specific symptoms.