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By Crofton Podiatry
May 10, 2017
Category: Foot Pain
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Have you had pain in your toes? Maybe you experience numbness or tingling after wearing some tight shoes or after activities like football or soccer. You may be suffering from a neuroma.

What is a neuroma? Neuromas in the feet occur because of thickened tissue rubbing against nerves. The nerves become irritated and enlarged causing pain and inflammation, especially between the third and fourth toes. The ball of the foot can experience numbness, tingling, burning, or pain because of this. Neuromas can be caused by external pressure from shoes, injury, or developmental abnormalities.

What are your Treatment Options? The following are possible treatments, depending on the severity of your nerve pain:

  • Roomier, Lower-heeled Footwear – When shoes are tight on the toes or if there is too much pressure on the front of the feet from wearing high heels. Shoes that have a bigger toe box and low heels can help reduce pressure on the toes and ball of feet.

  • Corrective Shoes or Orthotics – Shoes or inserts that change the position of the feet to relieve pressure or pain on the front of the feet. Arch supports and foot pads can make a difference in reducing pressure on the nerves.

  • Cortisone Injections – When there is pain, injections of corticosteroid medications can reduce swelling or inflammation on the nerves.

  • Decompression surgery – Nearby structures, such as the ligament can be cut or removed to release pressure on the nerve.

  • Neurolysis  – When nerve pain is severe a treatment option is to harden the nerves using an injection of ethanol and anesthetic to harden the nerves and ultimately destroy it and relieve symptoms.  

  • Nerve Surgery – Another option when the pain is severe is to perform surgery either to remove the nerve tissue or to relieve pressure on the nerve.

Do you have nerve pain on the front of the foot? Or perhaps you’re not sure if it may be related to diabetic neuropathy? Come see our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Brad Toll at Crofton Podiatry. Make an appointment by calling (410) 721-4505 to get assessed and properly treated. Our team is ready to assist you at our Crofton, MD office, which also serves the surrounding Gambrills, Odenton, and Bowie areas.

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